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The Teams Will Play But the Troops Can't Watch

3:26 PM, Oct 3, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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The Air Force and Naval academies will play as scheduled this weekend.  However, overseas military personnel accustomed to getting their football on Armed Forces Network will not be able to watch.

Nextgov.com, where, by the way, there is outstanding shutdown coverage, reports that the Pentagon has:

… reduced the civilian staff of its Armed Forces Network Broadcast Center in Riverside, Calif., which normally transmits nine television channels and seven radio channels via satellite worldwide … the center said most of its channels are off the air, except for news channels … The AFN sports channel, which broadcasts professional sports live, went dark yesterday along with the network’s movie, family and children’s channels.

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