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Five ways ACU supports military families

America’s Credit Union is steadfastly focused on supporting military families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and beyond. Photo credit: Adobe stock

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America's Credit Union is steadfastly focused on supporting military families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and beyond. Our local dedication to providing you with the best financial services and resources will never falter no matter where your military assignment takes you. Once a member of ACU, always a member of ACU. We go where you go.

ACU was recognized as one of the best financial institutions for members of the military. We take that recognition - and that responsibility - seriously. Keep reading to learn about the many ways ACU supports military families at JBLM.

The credit union difference

As a credit union, ACU is committed to our members. In fact, our members are ACU owners! Since we are a not-for-profit credit union, we are owned and operated by our members, and all our profits are returned to you. It gives us great pride to return these profits to our military families!

ACU also supports the community in which you and your family live and work. We believe strong members support strong communities so we remain focused on the local level.

Unlike many other credit unions, ACU has an intimate knowledge of where you live and work because we live and work there too! Being local has its privileges. We know what our members see and do every day and this allows us to be uniquely prepared to support military families at JBLM.

ACU is proud to have been named one of the best financial institutions for the military but we will not rest on our laurels. We keep aiming to give you more! Just check out all the ways we support our military families.

1. Military relocation support

Military families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and nationwide are all-too-familiar with relocating. When that PCS comes in, you know it's time to go where duty calls. It can be a hassle to pack everything up and move, especially if the move is long distance. Luckily, ACU has got your back.

From articles on managing PCS expenses to deciding on whether to sell or rent when relocating, we have resources on hand to support you and your family before, during, and after your relocation. Plus, we go with you.

Just because you move out of the JBLM area does not mean you have to switch credit unions. ACU makes it easy to maintain your banking and financial services no matter where you travel. And all you have to do is give us your new address! You do enough and have enough to think about - let us keep your banking on track.

With ACU, you have access to online banking, mobile banking, and more. Plus, ACU is part of the Shared Branching network that allows you access to 30,000 ATMs and 5,300 branch locations nationwide. We truly do go where you go!

2. JBLM family resources from ACU

ACU is also right here in the JBLM area for our military families. We have JBLM family resources onsite to provide support to our military families at JBLM no matter the stage of your financial journey.

ACU supports a variety of organizations through sponsorships and donations. You can reach out directly to local organizations such as Army Emergency Relief, Exceptional Family Members Program and Financial Assistance.

ACU at JBLM can also help you connect to other helpful resources for military families, including the American Legion, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and many others.

ACU strives to support our military families at JBLM throughout their financial experiences.

3. Deployment Checklist and support

ACU supports military families at JBLM at every stage of the deployment process. Whether you're planning ahead or already received your orders, we're here for you.

Military families know that deployment is always a possibility. Why not look into things you can do now to be ready if and when the time comes? By being financially and legally prepared, you can focus on other important steps when called for deployment.

And when you are called, ACU has you covered too. Our Deployment Checklist can help military families stay organized during a very hectic period.

4. VA loan expertise

Military families need a place to call home. Whether here in the JBLM area or nationwide, ACU has the VA loan expertise to help you find a home that fits your family and your budget.

VA loans are backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a benefit for active-duty and veteran military service members and some surviving spouses. With an ACU VA loan, you can enjoy no down payment requirements, flexible terms, and fixed interest rates.

ACU financial professionals are experts when it comes to VA loans. We are proud to help military families throughout the home-buying process.

5. We are LOCAL!

Did someone say local? We did because we are!

ACU has convenient locations on JBLM so you are never far from a branch or ATM. Military families at JBLM have access to this rare benefit because not all credit unions focus on a local area. You call JBLM home? So does ACU!

Our Main/Fort Lewis branch is a full-service branch located right on base. But you can also check out one of our 12 other local branches for your banking and credit union needs!

ACU supports military families at JBLM

Military families deserve the very best from their credit union. ACU aims to deliver just that.

ACU can meet the unique financial needs of military families. Our banking and loan options fit your budget and schedule. Find out more about how we serve our military families at JBLM and how we can serve you!


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