AFN celebrates the contributions made by children of U.S. military personnel around the world as you, their parents, serve our nation. Frequent moves and family separations through deployments can be a challenge for the entire family, particularly children. These life experiences make military children more resilient and better equipped to cope with life’s changing events. As a result, your children are an inspiration and a source of pride for our nation.
Since 1986, each April has been designated as “Month of the Military Child”. This year, as part of our annual celebration, AFN is featuring special programming all month long, as well as a chance for you to share photos of YOUR children with the AFN-TV worldwide audience. As of March 14th, AFN has received over 500 submissions, making this year’s campaign a huge success. We are no longer accepting new pictures and the submissions page has been closed. Thank you for your participation!
Coming Home on Together Time all month.
Encore episodes of the popular Coming Home series will air every Saturday & Sunday in April during AFN|family’s Together Time from 4pm to 7pm CET/JKT. This touching show gets close and personal with military family reunions of parents returning home from deployment.
Starting at 4pm CET/JKT Saturdays & Sundays in April
Military Child Movies on AFN|family
Every Friday in April AFN|family will present a Military Child themed movie to celebrate the month.
3pm CET/JKT Friday, April 5th
12 year-old Trey Caldwell is shattered when his father is killed in Afghanistan, leaving a hole in his life, and an unfinished Soap Box Derby car in the garage. The car becomes a symbol of all that could have been. When Trey meets Roy Gibbs, a grizzled Fire Chief devastated by the loss of his son, a new relationship forms and old wounds finally begin to heal as they work to complete the Soap Box car and train for the upcoming Derby.
Run the Wild Fields
3pm CET/JKT Friday, April 12th
Run the Wild Fields is told by a woman reflecting on her childhood memories when she lived on a farm with her mother in North Carolina during World War II. She reminisces about her mother and a drifter called Tom, who made a major impact on her life when she was 10. Her father has been missing in action for three years, and her mother who has let the farm lie fallow ever since, firmly believes he will return home.
3pm CET/JKT Friday, April 19th
Henry Matthews is a middle school student from a small town in Alabama, who finds refuge in music from the tough challenges in his Life. Henry must deal with a drug addicted mother, a Reservist father who is called to active service in Afghanistan, the financial stress of a Reservist’s pay, a racist grandfather and bullying schoolmates. A singing competition provides him the vehicle for his personal triumph.
Duke – AFN Premiere
3pm CET/JKT Friday, April 26th
Marine Sergeant Terry Pulaski, a once proud man, is now a broken shell of himself having returned from Iraq with both PTSD and a disabling injury. Terry struggles to be a good father and husband, but his challenges leave him feeling like a burden to his wife and daughter. With his dog, Duke, in tow, he decides to leave his family behind. Years later, a homeless Terry needs help for an aging and ill Duke, so he reaches out for help at a nearby veterinary clinic. Will Duke be able to help Terry reach out again to try and reconcile with his estranged daughter?