Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced a USD 5 million, multi-year donation to help expand United Service Organizations (USO) Pathfinder transition services–a comprehensive global program for transitioning service members, the company said.
Boeing´s contribution will support more than 210,000 transitioning service members during the three-year investment period. The funds will target the launch of eight new support centers across the country–with a planned nationwide expansion to 25 centers by 2020, enabling the USO to reach 80 percent of all active-duty transitions each year.
Formerly RallyPoint/6, the USO Pathfinder program provides transition services to those exiting the military, their spouses and families 12-18 months before their transition and up to 12 months beyond the service member´s date of separation. USO employees, designated “Scouts,” work one-on-one with transitioning service members and military family members at transition centers located at military installations across the United States. The Scouts help transitioning service members identify personal and professional goals while connecting them to the resources necessary for a successful transition into the civilian workforce.
Chicago-based Boeing is the world´s largest aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top US exporter, the company supports airlines and US and allied government customers in 150 countries.
The USO strengthens America´s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.