#MSW2015 Financial Institution Awards Winners Announced

Congratulations to the recipients of the Military Saves Week (MSW) 2015 Financial Institution Awards! These banks and credit unions went above and beyond to encourage servicemembers and their families to reduce debt and build wealth.

Military Saves Best Military Bank Awards

Military Saves selected two winners for the Best Military Bank award for outstanding participation in Military Saves Week 2015. Armed Forces Bank, N.A., Fort Leavenworth, KS and Fort Hood National Bank, Fort Hood, TX were recognized for their efforts to help servicemembers save during Military Saves Week. The awards will be presented at the Association of Military Banks of America’s annual conference, August 30 - September 2, 2015, in Leesburg, VA. 

Military Saves Best Credit Union Awards

Military Saves selected two winners for the Best Credit Union award for outstanding participation in Military Saves Week 2015. Navy Federal Credit Union, Naval Submarine Base New London, CT and Pacific Marine Credit Union Twenty Nine Palms, CA were recognized for their efforts to help servicemembers save during Military Saves Week. The awards will be presented at the Defense Credit Union Council’s annual conference, August 16-19, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV.

For more information on these awards and recipients, please visit the Military Saves Financial Institution Awards page.

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