Travis Credit Union, for the seventh time, received the Air Force Distinguished Credit Union of the Year award.
The award is a national recognition of the United States Department of the Air Force and was presented at the annual conference of the Defense Credit Union Council in San Antonio, Texas. He recognized TCU as the grassroots financial institution that went above and beyond to provide top-quality, personalized financial services and financial education to Air Force members and their families. officials announced in a press release this week.
The facility’s efforts include focusing on the financial well-being of active duty and retired military members and their families through special classes and weekly meetings for newcomers. TCU has aligned all financial wellness sessions with Air Force-mandated financial readiness training to bolster digital “point of contact” delivery with in-person seminars for Airmen.
In 2021 alone, the credit union provided free financial education to more than 3,000 service members and their families.
“It is a great honor to receive this prestigious award for the seventh time and to be able to provide free education and financial resources to the Travis Air Force Base community,” said Kevin Miller, President and CEO of Travis Credit Union, in the release. . “On behalf of the TCU Board of Directors, management and staff, we thank our military members and their families for their trust and support.
“As a credit union founded in 1951 by service members and civilians from Travis Air Force Base, we have always taken a proactive approach to improving the financial well-being of service members and their local communities. This commitment is evident in our military-focused programs, products and philanthropic support.
Some of the initiatives include a military advance line and low-cost line of credit to repay predatory lenders, a military first car purchase program, and support for Travis AFB Fisher House, where military families and veterans can stay for free while a loved one is in the hospital.
TCU also offers special financial education classes for veterans as well as resources for county Veterans Service offices and veteran support organizations.