May is Military Appreciation Month

There's no better time to express gratitude to America's military service members and their families for all that they do every day. Send a message of support today to let a service member know you are grateful for their service.

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Now is the time to show your support.

365 days a year, 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, members of the U.S. military are on call around the world, defending the interests and security of the nation. During Military Appreciation Month, take the time to learn more about the people who serve, send a message of gratitude and show your support. Scroll down to get started!

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Your support of the USO helps connect service members to the things that matter most, which strengthens morale when our service members need it.

100,000+ Around 100,000 American service members are either deployed or permanently stationed in Europe. Your support strengthens deployed service members who leave their families behind to protect us at home, missing special moments and times shared with loved ones.
33% According to the Blue Star Families 2022 Military Family Lifestyles Survey, only 33% of active-duty family respondents agree that they feel a sense of belonging to their local civilian community. Your messages of gratitude give them a way to reconnect emotionally and let them know they are not forgotten.
30,000+ In 2021, research found that 30,177 active-duty personnel and veterans who served in the military after 9/11 have died by suicide - compared to the 7,057 service members killed in combat in those same 20 years. Support of programs that build resilience in service members show you care about their safety and well-being.
780,000+ The USO served more than 780,000 service members and spouses in 144 countries in 2022. Your generosity will help the USO continue to meet the changing needs of today's service members who need us most.

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