Give to the USO and earn 50% more AAdvantage Miles through Veterans Day

I know that American Airlines does a lot to support members of our military, and that they have a long history of doing so, but something that I didn’t realize was that so many of their employees have a connection to one of the military services:

Today, more than 60 percent of American’s pilots and approximately 10 percent of all American Airlines and American Eagle employees are active military service members or veterans.

So it’s not surprising that American is the official airline partner to the USO or that through Veterans Day they’re offering bonus miles when you give to the organization:

In recognition of your generosity, and in honor of all those who serve, through Veterans Day, Nov. 11th, AAdvantage members will be rewarded 15 miles instead of 10 for each dollar donated through American’s Miles In Support of All Who Serve campaign, which supports USO programs and services to support the morale, welfare, social and entertainment needs of troops and their families, free of charge.

With the holidays coming up, the USO will be soon be busy shipping thousands of care packages to troops stationed around the world.  

But they do more than ship care packages, they also do good work year round with programs like United Through Reading though which service men and women can record a DVD of themselves reading a book for their family.

So if the bonus miles don’t make you want to donate money, then maybe this video of a soldier reading a book to his 2 year old will:

Anyway, go here to learn more or take make a donation.

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