AFR is beamed to U.S. military at virtually every location around the world.
The decision came after some 29,000 people mounted a "Dump Limbaugh" campaign by filing a petition on the White House's "We the People" website.
The campaign was launched in March after Limbaugh referred to a Georgetown University Law School student as a "slut" and a "prostitute" because she supported employer-provided insurance coverage for birth control products, including morning-after pills. Limbaugh argued that employers -- particularly those whose religious convictions were violated by the requirement -- should not be forced to comply. He later apologized for his use of language but not his opinion.
Pentagon Spokesman Bryan Whitman said AFN does not censor content.
"We believe it is important that service members have access to a variety of viewpoints," Whitman is quoted. "AFN is charged with providing current information and entertainment programming to our audiences overseas similar to what they could see and hear via the media in the U.S."