Armed Forces Entertainment Hosts More Than 500 Live Shows Around the Globe Yearly to Boost Morale and Show Appreciation for Nearly 400,000 U.S. Military Personnel Serving Overseas
, 2023-01-12 13:50:00,
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md., January 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — As its name suggests, Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) has deep roots in providing entertainment to American service members abroad. During World War II, they provided field operations and support for United Services Organization (USO) efforts, then as their own Department of Defense agency beginning in 1951. Their legacy of creating uplifting entertainment spectacles continues today. In 2022, AFE reached nearly 400,000 service members worldwide at 355 remote military installations through 85 tours and 510 one-man shows.
“In times of conflict or peace, AFE’s mission is simple: bring military personnel serving abroad, especially those in remote or contingency locations, for some rest and fun, either through comedy, music, magic or sports,” he said. Brian BurkeAFE Marketing and Business Analyst.
Simultaneous AFE runs are performed on different regions what includes Europethe Mediterranean region, the Pacific, Southwest Asia and the western hemisphere.
It is in these remote and distant stations that AFE has found its niche. “While AFE coordinates a variety of entertainment…
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