Supporting those who serve

American is involved in a wide variety of military charities that work to support our men and women in uniform, veterans and their families. Our initiatives include providing support to organizations such as the USO, Air Compassion for Veterans, Hero Miles, Snowball Express and charter flights for Salute to the Troops, Seats for Soldiers and Honor Flights. Through these and more charitable efforts, American continues to help make a difference in the lives of those serving our country.


We have a history of supporting the military and veterans


American is committed to working with organizations that help honor those who serve our country.

The USO offers a variety of programs and services to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families. The organization makes these programs available to as many eligible participants as possible, building awareness of these important tools to help in the recovery process when troops return home.

Air Compassion for Veterans provides medical-related air transportation for military, veterans and their families. Through Fuel Smart, a fuel-saving program that uses procedures to safely reduce fuel consumption, American has been able to contribute funds to help provide assistance.

The Hero Miles program helps provide round-trip airline tickets to wounded, injured and ill service members and/or their families who are undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center; or who are attending an authorized event. Flights are made possible in part by mile donations to American's Miles for All Who Serve program.

Snowball Express is one of the few charities dedicated to the children of our nation’s fallen military heroes. The all-volunteer nonprofit organization pays tribute to fallen military service members by helping their families connect with each other.

The Airpower Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money for programs that directly benefit veterans, military service members and their families. For the past 12 years, American has sponsored the group’s annual Sky Ball event, a black-tie gala and fundraising event.

The Honor Flight Network provides charter flights to veterans of various wars and conflicts to Washington, D.C., to view the memorials constructed to recognize their services and that of their fellow soldiers. The “Tour of Honor” relies on donated services and volunteers.


Donate Miles to a Cause

The Miles for All Who Serve program provides assistance to organizations that work to support veterans, military members and their families. The mile-donation program includes opportunities to help caregivers and first responders, as well as giving a strategic emphasis on helping children of service members.

Donate Cash to a Cause and Receive Miles

The Miles in Support of All Who Serve program awards customers AAdvantage miles for every dollar they contribute to the USO. Their mission — to lift the spirits of our troops and families — is the focal point for transitioning troops; military families; wounded, ill and injured soldiers; and families of the fallen.