We open up a world of music and bring it to you, no matter where you’re stationed.

AFE Alumni

Always inviting top-notch talent, and recognizing all our musicians who deliver for the men and women, as well as their families, abroad, AFE brings you artists like Danika Portz, Frankie Ballard, gnash, Kid Ink, Angie Keilhauer, Shaggy, and Big & Rich. Quite a mouthful, and that’s only the beginning of our roster.


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Under the Spotlight

Someday you might wake up at the crack of dawn to find Kid Rock serving your whole company a pancake breakfast and a selfie.


We open up a world of music and bring it right to you. From Japan to Greenland, Spain to Saudi Arabia, we deliver the freshest entertainment in large supply to the remote corners of the world. This is how AFE keeps you connected to home.

In fact, we bring more live entertainment to the troops and military families than anyone else.



Come join Diplo, Shaggy, Nelly, Ludacris, Stone Temple Pilots, and the rest of our acclaimed AFE veteran touring artists on a wild ride across the globe. We offer live concerts for the troops, intimate performances, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to interact with your favorite entertainers.

Who knows? Someday you might wake up at the crack of dawn to find Kid Rock serving your whole company a pancake breakfast and a selfie. Courtesy of AFE.

Music moves us in our training, empowers us with courage in preparation for battle, and gives us the strength to heal. Our favorite songs can bring back years of happy memories in an instant.

That’s why we’re proud to bring you a diverse range of artists from different genres. From rock to hip-hop, EDM to country, and even a whole lot in between, we’re here to serve up a little slice of home no matter where you’re stationed.


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Listen to our expertly curated Spotify playlists featuring your favorite AFE Artists, and check out our HOMEGROWN series of original content.

Plus, attend our live shows and concerts featuring artists, athletes, astronauts, and sports personalities (did someone say magicians? oh, yeah) from across the AFE talent roster.

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Experience all the exclusive performances from AFE’s artists, like never before, all from the comfort of your couch or bed. Enjoy our first virtual series and learn why we’re doing it.


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For over 69 years, Armed Forces Entertainment has been the premier source of concerts and live events for US Military and family members stationed overseas. We aim to bring the joy of music to our fellow troops positioned at remote locations, at sea, and in contingency operations.


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AFE was started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during WWII, in the form of USO-organized “Camp Shows” performed on muddy, makeshift stages. From those humble beginnings, the movement grew, and so did troop morale.

Through success with the USO programs, the DoD created the Armed Forces Entertainment Office (AFPEO) in 1951, and in 2006 the US Air Force was assigned as Executive Agent, ensuring that our mission could be further scaled across the globe.

It is our duty and privilege to bring the power and comfort of live music to our courageous service members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Today, AFE hosts over 1,200 events annually for the brave men and women of the Armed Forces around the world, with successful programs including Heat Wave, Pro Blitz, and Home for the Holidays.