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FRANKFURT, Germany — As AFN makes technical upgrades this month to on-base cable systems, viewers will have to retune televisions and video cassette recorders to continue to receive the current channels, a network official said.

The upgrades are part of American Forces Network’s preparations for two new channels that will debut later this year, according to Roger Williams, an AFN spokesman. There is no firm date yet for when AFN-Movie and AFN-Family will join the lineup, he added.

Technicians are installing additional equipment at bases across the U.S. European Command. Williams said the work would alter AFN channel alignments, necessitating the need for viewers to retune TVs and VCRs. Retuning will ensure continued reception of the current channels and prepare for the pending expansion.

The scheduled upgrades through mid-April involve the following housing areas and facilities in Germany:

• Hanau Hutier single soldier quarters;• Hanau Underwood single soldier quarters;• Vilseck Hanbach, Am Disabuse;• Vilseck Kagerhof, Dollacker 2-24;• Vilseck, Leonhard Strasse 8-10 housing area;• Vilseck, Mozart Strasse 1, 3, 5;• Vilseck, Schlossgasse 9 housing area;• Vilseck, Sulzbach/Rosenberg-Martin Lutherstrasse housing area Vilseck, Sulzbach/Rosenberg-Melancholstrasse housing area;• Vilseck, Tanzfleck/Ringstrasse housing area;• Wackernheim, McCully Barracks single soldiers quarters;• Wiesbaden, Aukamm housing area;• Wiesbaden, Erbenheim housing area, single soldiers quarters;• Wiesbaden, Hainerberg/Crestview housing area;• Dexheim, housing area and single soldiers quarters;• Garmisch, Abrams Housing Facility;• Garmisch, Breitenau housing area/Sheridan-Artillery Casern;• Garmisch, Osterfelderstrasse Housing;• Garmisch, shopping center;• Garmisch, Von Steuben Hotel;• Mainz, Finther Landstrasse housing area;• Mainz-Kastel, housing area;• Oberammergau, NATO School;• Wiesbaden, American Arms Hotel;• Darmstadt, Jefferson Village, Lincoln Village housing areas, Cambrai-Fritsch single soldiers quarters;• Darmstadt, Kelly Barracks single soldiers quarters;• Darmstadt, St. Barbara housing area;• Grafenwöhr, East Camp housing area;• Griesheim, Building 4351 housing area;• Hasselroth/Neuenhasslau housing area;• Hohenfels, housing area;• Hohenfels Training Area, single soldiers quarters;• Langen, housing area;• Vilseck, Rose Barracks housing area and single soldiers quarters;• Birkenfeld housing area.

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