There’s nothing like a good old American made Rock ‘n roll riff, a country heartbreak song, some bangin’ hip hop, a smooth jazz groove or a side-splitting laugh to stir up a memory. It’s how Armed Forces Entertainment brings a touch of home, in the form of free entertainment, to those far away from home. Singers, groups, comedians, variety acts, and celebrities from sports, television and movies. From 3 Doors Down to Darius Rucker, Nelly to Colbie Caillat, GI’s of Comedy to D.L. Hughley, Marshall Faulk to the WWE and MMA.
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.
As the official Department of Defense agency providing entertainment to deployed military personnel, Armed Forces Entertainment hosts more than 600 shows each year, reaching more than 400,000 personnel at 200 military installations around the world. From downrange make-shift stages to show-stopping extravaganzas, the performances provide rewarding and hard earned downtime. It’s our way of saying “we’ve got your back” for the sacrifices U.S. military personnel make.
We invite you to take in a show, attend a meet n’ greet, listen to some music or watch a video. For us, all the world really is a stage.