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The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of American troops and military families. It’s one of the ways that the nation says “thank you” to the military for all they do. The organization is unmatched when it comes to meeting the needs in times of both war and peace. As the first official airline in the 72-year history of the USO, American expanded its commitment to assist USO in its mission. We invite you to join us in this effort to support our troops and their families.

American offers two programs to help raise funds for the USO.

First, if you would like to make a cash donation through our Miles In Support of All Who Serve program, American will reward your generosity with AAdvantage® miles. Simply make a minimum $25 donation and earn 10 miles for each dollar you donate.


Where do these fundraising dollars go? 
Probably best known for their entertainment tours featuring popular bands, comedians, authors and actors, the USO hopes to make a difference for more than 2 million troops and their families by providing support on a massive scale. The funds are used at the more than 160 USO locations around the world, where nearly 9 million visitors last year alone were given some type of support. The USO continues to meet the many challenges facing our troops and their families —whether on the frontlines, with their loved ones, in recovery or in remembrance — by funding many programs:

Programs include:


The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform. Chartered by Congress, the intent of the USO is to represent the American people by extending a touch of home to the military.


USO, by the numbers

The USO is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that depends on donations from the American people to be able to fulfill its programs and services.

How do you measure the value of the USO to troops and families? The 2012 TELL USO survey just concluded with record participation. The 2012 data showed that 82% of those surveyed felt the USO lets them know that “my country supports me.”  Here is some of what the USO does and who the organization helps: