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Ken Allan

Diamond Bar, California

1966-69 AFNE; 1969-81 AFN Washington, D.C.; 1981-2007 AFN Hollywood, Sun Valley, March ARB.  Married to Arlene.

Erik Anderson

San Diego, California

US Army 79-83. Graduated DINFOS at fort Benjamin Harrison, IND.  AFKN 81-83.  San Diego since 96

Keith Anderson

Strongsville, Ohio

Keith: 1979 to 1993; tours in Sondrestrom, Greenland; Torrejon, Spain; Defense Information School as TV/ENG Skills Instructor; Keflavik, Iceland, and AFRTS-BC.  Married to Peggy Costello.

Gary Bautell

Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

Army DJ/announcer 1963-1966, Civilian newscaster/writer 1967-1982. TV Assignments Editor 1982-1989, AFNE Chief of Radio 1989 - 2014, AFN Wiesbaden Station Manager 2014-2016, now AFNE Ops Trng Manager.

Mike Bergman

West Palm Beach, Florida

1968 - 1995, Past Tom Lewis Award winner

Steve Binder

Oxnard, California

Steve:  Served in the Army as a radio announcer in BDN Salzburg, Austria (BDN) Munich and AFN Nurnberg, Germany,  '54-'56.

Inducted around 2015 with Nick Clooney and others in Lake Tahoe event in the AFN Europe Alumni.  Married to Sharon.

Mike Blass

1997-1998: Det Commander AFKN

Dave Boggs

Fairfax Station, Virginia

Richard Breen

Alexandria, Virginia

Rich: January 1989 to July 1991 as Director of Broadcast Operations; June 1994 to July 1996 as the Commander, AFKN; December 2004 to June 2007 as the last Commander of the Army Broadcasting Service and first Commander of the Soldiers Media Center.  Married to Lorraine.

Ron Brewington

Los Angeles, California

Michael Brogan

AFN Pacific

Barry Cantor

Palm Bay, Florida

Barry: DINFOS1972 AFRTS Anderson AFB, Guam 1972-75 AFRTS Tehran, Iran 1975-76M AFN Shape -1976-80Military Airlift Command (MAC) Public Affairs 1980-83 AFRTS Sondestrom, Greenland 1983-84 AFN Berlin1984-90, AFRTS-LA 1990-92.  Married to Pat.

Mary Carnes

Menifee, California

Mary: Spent entire AFRTS career in Hollywood, Sun Valley and Moreno Valley/Riverside California at AFRTS Programming Center/Broadcast Center/DMC/AFN Riverside from 1981 - 2012.  Married to Christopher.

Joe Clark

Mooresville, North Carolina

In the Navy 2000-2012.  Worked for NMC/AFN/DMA for 12 years.

Donald M. Conniff

​AFRTS 23 year career.  1966-70 @ FEN; 70-72 @ AFKN Kunsan then Isan as Stn Mgr; 72-73 USAF Recruiting Service Advertising & Publicity NCO for Western & Central New York state; 73-74 AFTN Ubon Pgm Dir; 74-79 AFKN Yongsan NCOIC Network Radio; 80-83 AFEBS Athens Stn Mgr; 83-85 AFEBD Lajes Satnet Stn mgr; 85-87 AFRTS BC Chief TV Programs Materials Branch, LA.

Ken Constant

Nampa, Idaho

USAF 1974-88, Sondrestrom, Taipei, Guam, Incirlik, AFRTS Sun Valley.

Wally Cornelison

Schertz, Texas

Served in AFRTS stations in various capacities from 1972 through 2007; Korea (two tours); CCK, Taiwan; Germany; Crete. Awarded the DOD Distinguished Broadcasting Award in 1994 and 2002.

Michael Tupper Cowles

April 1981-November 1988

David Crispin

Stansbury Park, Utah

David: 1977 - 1991 Athens, Lajes, Frankfurt, Vicenza, Los Angeles.  Married to Kimberlee.

Ted Daniel

Troy Davis

Severna Park, Maryland

AFN Lajes: September 2005 - September 2007 (News Editor, News Producer, News Anchor, Radio DJ)
AFN Lajes: February 2011 -  June 2014 (Radio & News NCOIC)
AFRTS HQ: May 2017 - Present (Ops Mgr)

Robert Dylewski

1993-1996:  AFN Sigonella Sicilly

Bruce Eaton

Troy, New York

19?? - 198? :   AFRTS-PC, AFRTS-BC, Army Broadcasting Service, AFN-Europe

Curt Eckstein

Temecula, California

DINFOS graduate Dec 1977; Incirlik, Turkey 1977-1978; FEN Guam 1981-1984; AFABS Anchorage 1984-1989; NBS Keflavik Iceland 1989-1991; AFB Broadcast Center 1991-Present

Kane Farabaugh

Ottawa, Illinois

Kane: Served as Director of Special Projects for the American Forces Network Europe in Germany from 2002 to 2005.  Married to Joanne.

Annette Fleig

Cicero, Illinois

​Annette: Start/End Dates with AFRTS, etc. July 15, 1990 - September 20, 2001.  Married to Norm.

Louise Foster

Inglewood, California

Radio Broadcaster AFRTS Producer Ron Jeffries...replaced Roland Bynum for about a year.

Gene Frederickson

Prescott, Arizona

AFRTS-BC / AFN / DMC / etc. - 1987-2012.  What a long, strange trip it was.

Earl Freudenberg

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Served with American Forces Network, Europe in Frankfurt, 1972-73. Hosted country music show on the network called "Town and Country"  Also hosted shows on AFN Frankfurt.    

Gerry Fry

Thousand Oaks, California

Gerry: 1964-1976: Program Director, SCN, Panama Canal Zone 1976-1982: Assistant Director, Navy Broadcasting Service, Pentagon 1982-1996: Director of Programming, AFRTS Broadcast Center.  Married to Marty.

Rick Fuller

Huntington Beach, California

1964-67 Spain Morocco Network (AFRTS) Torrejon AB, Spain 1989-93 AFRTS Broadcast Center, Sun Valley, CA

Phil Galloway

NAVBCSTSVC Assigned to Gitmo, Rota, Keflavik and Adak

Bob Garcia

Rapid City, South Dakota

DINFOS trained. Detachment Chief, FEN Misawa AB Japan,

Robert Gaylord

Burke, Virginia

Commander Southern Command Network, AFN-Europe

Martin Giles - Rest in Peace My Friend

AFRTS Far East Network Radio during the 1950s.

Bill "Ruff" Griffiths

El Cajon, California

With AFN Frankfurt and Kaiserslautern (K-town) in '70-'71

Kyle Hammitt

Menifee, California

October 1979 to present.  Currently at AFN Riverside.

Chris Harpole

Menifee, California

1973 - 2015 Hollywood, Sun Valley, Moreno Valley/Riverside.

Brian Hartzell

San Antonio, Texas

  • I was stationed at AFKN Network for nine months as network newsman, then program director of FM station. Organized AFKN reunion in 2014 in Las Vegas. Start/End Dates with AFRTS, etc. Nov. 1972 - August 1973

Amy Hassing-Pankoke

1993-1996: AFN Naples

Pete Hatzakos

Former Navy Broadcasting

KD Higginbotham

Los Angeles, California

Oct. 1968 - Nov. 1990, Former (Retired USAF) American Forces Radio & Television Service (AFRTS) at United States Air Force

Steve Hiney

San Jacinto, California

73-74 Navy AFRTS Asmara Ethiopia, 74-75 USS Kalamazoo SITE AFRTS, 79-82 NBS Det AFN Europe Radio/TV, 82-85 NBS Det Rota Spain, 85-87 USS Missouri SITE AFRTS, 93-96 NBS Det Rota Spain, 97-Present AFN Radio at AFRTS Broadcast Center MRB

William "Fritz" Homann

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

2002 - Station Commander, AFN-Uijongbu

David Honchul

Severn, Maryland

Director of AFRTS 2017.  Married to Tamra.

Chris Hopwood

Fort Meade, Maryland

First Broadcast experience: Radio Free Grenada, Operation Urgent Fury 1983. First AFN assignment: AFN Frankfurt, 1985 Currently, Director Technical Operations DMA Technical Services

Bill Houck

Las Vegas, Nevada

AFN Europe 1974-82, Broadcast Center, California 1982-95.

Dale and Thayes Hower

San Diego, California

Dale: US Navy ET1-ETC AFRTS-LA June 1977 thru September 1980.

Thayes: AFRTS-LA 1980 - 1983, Command Secretary

William "Bear" Hudson - Rest in Peace My Friend

Former Military Broadcaster (AFRTS), XO of AFN-E

Mike Jackson

Mike: AFN Europe Asst. Prog. Manager,  AFVN OIC News   '68-'70 AFN Europe, '71 AFVN.  Married to Susan.

AJ Janitschek

Washington D.C.

​AFNE 84-87 & 90-96; AFRTS BC 87-90.  Married to Britta.

Ron Jeffries

Rockville, Maryland

Dick Joslyn

Irvine, California

AFNT Taipei, Taiwan 1965-78; AFRTS Hollywood & Sun Valley 1979-95

Ray Keeton

Florence, South Carolina

Ft Benjamin May-Jul 1975,  AFRTS Keflavik Iceland, Jul 1975 - July 1976,  1 1/2 years at Shaw AFB PA Officer,  Keflavik Oct 1977 - 1978,  Retired November 1978

Jon Keller

Tucson, Arizona

Galena AS, Ak 1973-74, Zaragoza AB, Spain 1974-77, San Vito AS, Italy 1977-82, Incirlik AB, Turkey 1982-83, Kaiserslautern AB, Germany 1983-85, San Vito AS, Italy 1985-88.

Bo Kelly

Menifee, California

1986 - Present - DINFOS: Mar-Jun 1986; (USAF) Hellenikon AB, Athens, Greece (DET 11, AFEBS) Jun '86-Nov '89; AFRTS-BC Sun Valley CA Dec '89-Mar '91; AFN Moreno Valley CA Jan '96-Sep '99; (DirectTV for two years); AFN Moreno Valley CA Sep '01-present. TV Ops Supervisor.

Billy Kenny

Norwich, Connecticut

1975-1976:  AFRTS Sondrestrom Greenland, ​1976-1984: AFN Europe Headquarters

Dave Keyes

South Congaree, South Carolina

Dec 1982 - Dec 1986:  NCOIC Material Control at FEN Yokota AB Japan.

Mike Kinchen

San Antonio, Texas

Colonel Tom Lewis Award for Lifetime Achievement in AFRTS 1962-2007 Served with airmen, soldiers, marines, local nationals and outstanding Mil Svc and DoD civilians. Did radio, tv, production, news, broadcast management and pioneered the Air Force Broadcasting Service. Served as an enlisted broadcaster and as a DAF and DOD civilian. Best memory, "Serving those who served around the world with English language radio/tv"

Krista Knaus

Hermosa Beach

AFKN Yongson 1992-1993 ÅFN Frankfurt Germany 1993-1996 AFRTS March ARB, CA 1997-2000 AF Frankfurt Affiliate 2000-2001 AFRTS March ARB, CA 2001-2002

Bill Kohutanycz

Alexandria, Virginia

1980 - Present :  Navy Broadcasting Service, Naval Media Center, Defense Media Activity Anacostia, Defense Media Activity ...

Tom Kreidel

Chesapeake, Virginia

2001-2004: AFN La Maddalena Det Commander

James Kresge Jr.

Ft. Mead, Maryland

1985-1989 / 1991-1998 - Southern Command Network Panama & Honduras; 1998-2002 TASA; 2003-2008 - HQ, Army Broadcasting Service; 2008-2013 AFN South Vicenza; 2013-Present AFRTS, Fr Meade MD.

Les Leland

Rawtenstall, England

Military and civilian affiliation with SEN (Southern European Network) Verona/Vicenza, Italy 1962-1964 and 1966-1974. Field reporter for "Rolling Review" 4th armd division / AFN 1962

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