4 hours ago · February 4, 1904 (Thursday) The last American troops left Cuba, ending the U.S. occupation of the island. Tomás Estrada Palma, the President of Cuba, and Herbert G. Squiers, the U.S. Minister to Cuba, attended a ceremony at which the flag of the United States was lowered and the flag of Cuba was raised.
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The American Forces Network can trace its origins to 26 May 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). A television service was first introduced in 1954 with a pilot station at Limestone Air Force Base, Maine. In 1954, the television mission of AFRS was officially recognized and AFRS (Armed Forces Radio Service...
The American Forces Network (AFN) is the operational arm of the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), an office of the Defense Media Activity (DMA). AFN falls under the operational control of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (OASD-PA). Editorial control is by the Department of Defense, whereas the ...
Until the early 1970s, U.S. military television service was provided in Central Europe by Air Force Television at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. In the early 1970s, AFN assumed this responsibility for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS). AFN Bremerhaven was the first AFN television station in Europe to broadcast its programming in color. The U.S. European Edition of Stars and Stripes (S&S) reported in its Thursday, 21 August 1975, edition that the AFN-Europe Commander, Lt. Col....
Over-the-air TV for U.S. Forces in the Pacific is currently provided by AFN-Korea, AFN-Japan and AFN-Kwajalein. All local operations merged under the AFN banner effective 1 January 1998.
In January 1991, the network dispatched news teams and technicians to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. These broadcasters reported to families of soldiers deployed from Europe and staffed a number of the U.S. radio stations making up the Armed Forces Desert Network. The first song on the air after the start of the ground offensive was "Rock the Casbah" by The Clash.
There have been ongoing plans for transitioning AFN TV to HDTVwith an estimated completion timeframe between 2015 and 2017. So far, AFN has added one HD channel, with more being planned. However, the conversion to HD is an expensive project, so timelines and actual transition of channels is highly dependent on availability of funds. With the additi...
In November 2013, the American Forces Network launched Internet radio streams expanding the reach of the military network's radio programming overseas.
Radio:AFN Bahrain 1. 106.3 FM: serves NSA Bahrain and Manama
Television: Historical data only—AFN Prime Atlantic/AFN Benelux (NTSC) 1. 33H: Everberg, (Kortenberg) oriented towards Evere(2 kW) 2. 34V: SHAPE, Casteau(4.5 kW) 3. 34V: Florennes(10 W) Terrestrial transmission of the AFN TV service in Belgium ended in 2010. Radio:AFN Benelux – The Eagle 1. 101.7 FM: Everberg, Kortenberg (900 W) serving NATO HQ and much of northern Brussels Capital Region 2. 106.2 FM: Kleine Brogel, Peer (200 W) 3. 106.5 FM: SHAPE, Casteau (200 W) 4. 107.9 FM: Chièvres(100 W)
Radio GTMO transmits locally for Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. 1. 102.1 FM: Top 40, urban, dance, rock music 2. 103.1 FM: Country music 3. 1340 AM: News and talk radio rebroadcasts
4 hours ago · January 3, 1904 (Sunday) St. Catherine's Academy, a girls' Catholic school near Springfield, Kentucky, was totally destroyed by fire, causing about $200,000 in damage but no deaths. A derailment on the Western Maryland Railroad east of Hagerstown, Maryland, killed two people, including a 5-year-old girl, and injured 30.
3 days ago · It was founded on 18 January 1871 when the south German states, except for Austria, joined the North German Confederation and the new constitution came into force on April 16, changing the name of the federal state to the German Empire and introducing the title of German Emperor for Wilhelm I, King of Prussia from the House of Hohenzollern.
1 day ago · The King learned the sport during a visit in Britain in 1876 and founded Sweden's first tennis club on his return home. In 1936 he founded the King's Club. During his reign, Gustaf was often seen playing on the Riviera. On a visit to Berlin, Gustaf went straight from a meeting with Hitler to a tennis match with the Jewish player Daniel Prenn.
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