As the official Department of Defense agency for providing entertainment to U.S. military personnel overseas, Armed Forces Entertainment and its performers have the honor of supporting soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors by bringing them the very best in American entertainment.
Entertainment has long been one of the biggest morale boosters for U.S. military personnel serving overseas. During World War II, the Camp Shows program recruited and transported thousands of performers to entertain the troops. The well-known celebrities who were part of these shows were a welcome sight to millions of service men and women.
Today, Armed Forces Entertainment hosts more than 1,200 shows around the world each year, reaching more than 500,000 personnel at 270 military installations. From muddy make-shift stages to show-stopping extravaganzas, the performances bring a piece of home to those stationed far away from home.
Musicians, comedians, cheerleaders and celebrities of sports, movies and television are just some of the talented people recruited to perform for our troops. It's their way of saying "thank you" for the sacrifices U.S. military personnel make during their tour of duty.
Armed Forces Entertainment is proud to present our troops with the finest American entertainment and proud to represent the thousands of entertainers who have volunteered their time to give them a well-deserved break from the action.