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About Us

Armed Forces Entertainment provides the best performances for U.S. troops and family members stationed overseas. Over the last 60 years, AFE has served as the biggest morale booster for U.S. Troops… From the first muddy, make-shift stages where theatrical performers sang and danced for military personnel and their families to today’s showstoppers that reach military bases around the world, the Department of Defense has made entertainment a top priority.

2 Mil

Miles traveled every year by our entertainers on tour

Well, not exactly, but we imagine it’s up there and we’ll keep better count next year.

750K

Laughs delivered by touring comedians in the past year alone

The comics wrote this one. Who are we to argue?

10,000

Standing ovations our musicians received last year

Alright, we estimated this one after the first 5,000.

Our Story

During WWII, the USO started booking and providing live entertainment to military personnel as “Camp Shows.” The Armed Forces Professional Entertainment Office (AFPEO) was created to host these shows. By the end of the Vietnam War era, thousands of entertainers were sent to entertain U.S. military personnel, DoD, and Department of State Civilians.

The U.S. Air Force was assigned as Executive Agent for providing entertainment to troops serving overseas, creating the jointly-manned office: Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE). Between 2002 and 2010, AFE sent over one thousand tours and continues to develop campaigns such as Heat Wave, Pro Blitz, and more, with increasingly popular talent and returning guests.

440K

Service members enjoy our shows each year

500+

Performances delivered each year

Where We Gig

Our events take us all over the world. In fact, we bring the beat to more places than any other organization entertaining the troops.

Explore Tours

200+

Military installations reached each year

100%

Of AFE shows are free

440K

Service members enjoy our shows each year

500+

Performances delivered each year

200+

Military installations reached each year

100%

Of AFE shows are free

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The Experience

Your favorite musicians, comedians, and athletes perform in one-of-a-kind shows you need a backstage pass for back home.