The journey our troops and their families make as they work to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily is often as arduous as it is rewarding. To ease their journey, the USO family - a team of hundreds of employees, tens of thousands of volunteers, scores of partners and corporate sponsors and millions of concerned citizens - are focused on one critical task: showing our genuine appreciation for everything they do for us.

Building resiliency and helping these Americans cope with the challenges they face is what the USO does every day. At more than 160 locations worldwide, the USO comforts and supports them. We keep them connected while far apart and we provide a touch of home through world-class entertainment.  For over 70 years, we have been always by their side – from the moment they join the service, throughout all of their moves and deployments and even as they transition back to their civilian communities.

As a non-governmental entity, we rely on the generosity of the American public and our corporate partners to deliver valued programs for this very special group. Your generosity gives us an unmatched ability to help not just today, but always.

This report shows the difference the USO has made and continues to make … literally 30,000 times a day. From the broad smiles of the military children at a Sesame Street Workshop, to a wounded service member's celebration as she crosses the finish line at the Warrior Games, or a couple enjoying their first Stronger Families seminar, or a traveling military family expressing their gratitude for a chance to relax at a USO airport center, it is clear we are making a huge difference.

Whether our troops and their families face deployment, recovery, transition or loss, thank you for helping us make their journeys brighter.