MGM Resorts partners with USO and American Airlines for 'Salute to the Troops'

November 2, 2023
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USO's 'Salute to the Troops', which honors injured active-duty service members, will be hosted by MGM Resorts

The United Service Organizations (USO) 13th annual 'Salute to the Troops' celebration at Mandalay Bay is set to start November 10. The five-day event is scheduled to be hosted by Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and will honor more than 100 active-duty service members who have sustained injuries in the line of duty.  

American Airlines will be flying these guests and their families into the resort, where MGM Resorts will be providing free accommodation, meals and more to these honored guests.  

The event will include a ‘Wall of Gratitude’ welcome procession at Mandalay Bay for the troops, which will be performed by MGM Resorts' staff and other supporters. There will also be a variety of activities across the five-day period, including tours of Red Rock Canyon and the Hoover Dam and a trip to Mandalay Bay's Shark Reef Aquarium. 

MGM Resorts CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle said, "We are deeply grateful for the commitment and sacrifice that members of the armed forces and their families continue to make for our nation … In recognition of their bravery and dedication, we are honored to extend a world-class guest experience as a tribute to these remarkable heroes." 

Casinos across the US frequently offer veteran discounts and special opportunities for former and active-duty service members. Silverton Casino in Las Vegas offers veterans 50% off dining and last year Westgate Resort offered veterans 1,000 free spins during its annual Military Weekend.   

At MGM Resorts, veteran support also includes actively employing men and women from military backgrounds. MGM Resorts is a member of the Veteran Jobs Mission, whose mission statement revolves around companies bringing careers to veterans and military members.  

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