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American Forces Press Service

The American Forces Press Service (AFPS) is the news service provided by the Defense Media Activity (formerly the American Forces Information Service), part of the United States Department of Defense. It supplies news stories pertaining to the activities of the U.S. military around the world.[1] The New York Times has described it as the Pentagon’s "media branch"[2] or "internal news service".[3]

AFPS uses the Associated Press style.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Defense Media Activity". AllGov. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Shanker, Thom (January 12, 2012). "Germany: U.S. Will Withdraw Combat Brigade". New York Times. 
  3. ^ Shanker, Thom (July 31, 2012). "Study Criticizes Pentagon Over Its Plans for a Greater Focus on Asia". New York Times. 
  4. ^ "American Forces Press Service Supplement to the Associated Press Stylebook (Effective April 2, 2012)" (PDF). American Forces Press Service. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 

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All news releases by the AFPS necessarily reflect DOD's policies.