OMB Control Number 0704-0547, expires 31-MARCH-2022

I certify that I am a member of the American Forces Network (AFN) authorized audience 1 and that my personally owned or leased decoder is for my own personal use.

For individuals or entities operating an installation closed-circuit signal distribution system, I acknowledge I’m responsible for U.S. Government-owned decoders to feed the AFN signal to military installations.

I understand all decoders are activated for a period of one year and annual registration renewals are required to continue access to AFN programming.

I agree to follow all terms and conditions as outlined in the AFN Terms of Use found at and understand that violating the terms of use may result in my permanent loss of access to AFN programming.

AFN Connect Privacy Act Statement:

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: To determine the eligibility and continued validation of authorized individuals outside the United States, its territories or possessions. who receive and use an AFN-capable decoder. To provide U.S. military commanders worldwide with a unique means to communicate internal information directly to the overseas authorized audience. Collected information may include: First and last name, duty station/residence country and locality, Unit Identification Code (UIC), DoD ID Number, sponsor/dependent status, home telephone number, address, personal cell phone number, office telephone number; grade/rank, date of birth, organization assigned to (i.e., Department, directorate, branch, office), status (i.e., active duty, retired, or permanently disabled) and decoder serial number.

ROUTINE USE: (a) Truncated SSN/DOB for integration with DEERS for eligibility screening (the truncated SSN is not stored). Remaining Data: Verification of eligibility to receive AFN content, maintain demographic data on AFN's viewership, and increase Force Protection capabilities of local and COCOM commanders. (b) Information can be used by the Department of State to verify authorized personnel's use of an AFN satellite (c) general request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, (d) legitimate request from law enforcement, (e) Congressional Inquiries, (f) Department of Justice for litigation purposes, (g) National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for the purpose of records management inspections, (h) disclosures required by International agreement.

DISCLOSURE IS VOLUNTARY: However failure to supply the requested information will result in a denial of AFN service.

AFN Connect Agency Disclosure Notice (ADN):

The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, Executive Services Directorate, Directives Division, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100 [0704-TBD]. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.

1 The authorized AFN audience includes, but is not necessarily limited to, Active Duty United States Military, American citizen Department of Defense civilian employees, Retired U.S. military members and certain direct-hire American citizen United States Government employees serving at American diplomatic missions, and immediate family members stationed overseas.
Please contact the AFN Helpdesk if you have technical questions.
Call +1 (951) 413-2339 / DSN (312) 348-1339 or email
Ensure you have your decoder's unique indentification numbers, found on the label of the decoder, when contacting the helpdesk.
For Cisco decoders include the UA and TID numbers
For AFN7500HD decoders include the S/N and NSC ID numbers
For Harmonic decoders include the S/N and CAS ID numbers