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.
Los Angeles, California
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: 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.
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.
USAF 1974-88, Sondrestrom, Taipei, Guam, Incirlik, AFRTS Sun Valley.
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
Stansbury Park, Utah
David: 1977 - 1991 Athens, Lajes, Frankfurt, Vicenza, Los Angeles. Married to Kimberlee.
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)
1993-1996: AFN Sigonella Sicilly
Troy, New York
19?? - 198? : AFRTS-PC, AFRTS-BC, Army Broadcasting Service, AFN-Europe
Kane: Served as Director of Special Projects for the American Forces Network Europe in Germany from 2002 to 2005. Married to Joanne.
Annette: Start/End Dates with AFRTS, etc. July 15, 1990 - September 20, 2001. Married to Norm.
Radio Broadcaster AFRTS Producer Ron Jeffries...replaced Roland Bynum for about a year.
AFRTS-BC / AFN / DMC / etc. - 1987-2012. What a long, strange trip it was.
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.
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.
Huntington Beach, California
1964-67 Spain Morocco Network (AFRTS) Torrejon AB, Spain 1989-93 AFRTS Broadcast Center, Sun Valley, CA
NAVBCSTSVC Assigned to Gitmo, Rota, Keflavik and Adak
Rapid City, South Dakota
DINFOS trained. Detachment Chief, FEN Misawa AB Japan,
With AFN Frankfurt and Kaiserslautern (K-town) in '70-'71
October 1979 to present. Currently at AFN Riverside.
1973 - 2015 Hollywood, Sun Valley, Moreno Valley/Riverside.
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
1993-1996: AFN Naples
Former Navy Broadcasting
Los Angeles, California
Oct. 1968 - Nov. 1990, Former (Retired USAF) American Forces Radio & Television Service (AFRTS) at United States Air Force
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
2002 - Station Commander, AFN-Uijongbu
Director of AFRTS 2017. Married to Tamra.
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
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.
Mike: AFN Europe Asst. Prog. Manager, AFVN OIC News '68-'70 AFN Europe, '71 AFVN. Married to Susan.
AFNE 84-87 & 90-96; AFRTS BC 87-90. Married to Britta.
AFNT Taipei, Taiwan 1965-78; AFRTS Hollywood & Sun Valley 1979-95
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
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.
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.
1975-1976: AFRTS Sondrestrom Greenland, 1976-1984: AFN Europe Headquarters
South Congaree, South Carolina
Dec 1982 - Dec 1986: NCOIC Material Control at FEN Yokota AB Japan.
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"
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
1980 - Present : Navy Broadcasting Service, Naval Media Center, Defense Media Activity Anacostia, Defense Media Activity ...
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.
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