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Armed Forces Radio and Television

AFN Radio Station Signs Off as Part of Iraq Drawdown

September 29, 2011

One more sign that the American military presence in Iraq is winding down: an Armed Forces Network(AFN) radio station is now off the air. After 8 years broadcasting in Baghdad, AFN-Iraq--better known as Freedom Radio--presented its final morning program on September 23 and now relays a satellite feed of AFN Europe.

Intelsat Awarded American Forces Radio and Television Contract

April 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Intelsat General Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland, was recently awarded a contract potentially  worth $145 million for the American Forces Radio and Television Service Global Satellite Services Program. The contract provides worldwide commercial telecommunications services to include: C- and Ku-band satellite resources; land earth stations; terrestrial backhauls; and bandwidth management services. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Bass, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

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