The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has partnered with America Supports You to offer servicemembers free music downloads from its Web site.
Singer/songwriter John Ondrasik, of the band Five for Fighting, helped with the project, and one of his songs is included in the free download. Billy Joel, Brooks & Dunn, Jewel and Josh Groban are other artists included in the offer.
“After examining all available delivery options, Ondrasik, America Supports You and AAFES decided to offer the songs from ‘CD For The Troops’ to active-duty military members and veterans with valid military IDs through www.aafes.com for free beginning (Friday),” according to an AAFES news release.
“Ever since I played the concert for New York City in 2001, I’ve continued to build relationships with our servicemen and women … Music can be a powerful aid to the morale and mental well being of our military and their loved ones,” Ondrasik said in the release.
A complete list of downloadable songs is available at the Web site, www.aafes.com.