Navy Federal has been committed to ‘serving where you serve’ for 83 years. We are proud of the rich history of our branch network – currently 292 branches (and growing!) – because our branches play a vital role in making the Navy Federal member experience possible. To celebrate the accomplishments of our branches worldwide, we’ll be highlighting important anniversaries, events and more each month, right here on the Navy Federal Blog.

We’re kicking things off with our Lynnhaven branch, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary this October. The branch, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, first opened its doors at its original location on Viking Drive in October 1986, and has provided members with a full range of services, including mortgage services, ever since. During its 30 years of member service, the branch has seen significant growth, even relocating to its current location on Sabre Street in 2006.

Like the rest of Navy Federal, it’s the members who make this branch special. The branch currently serves more than 25,000 members. More than 75 percent of those members are family members of Active Duty military.

The branch’s commitment to member service has not gone unnoticed. In 1993 and again in 1997, Navy Federal leaders recognized the Virginia Beach branch with the prestigious Richard Cobb Award for Excellence in Member Service.

The tradition of serving where our members served began at the Lynnhaven branch back in 1986 and continues through to the present day. The branch team regularly provides financial education outreach and support to the local Army, Navy and National Guard recruiting offices. And the branch’s effort doesn’t stop there. Team members are also impressively involved in the local community, offering support through volunteerism and fundraising activities for worthy organizations such as The Ronald McDonald House (over $1,000 raised), The FoodBank of SouthEastern Virginia (425 meals donated), Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads (Thanksgiving Food Drive), Operation HomeFront, Toys for Tots, Virginia Beach SPCA and proudly partner with the nearby Brookwood Elementary School.

While the branch has seen renovations and a move during its proud 30 years of service, the relationship between the team, our members and the local Virginia Beach community have made it a success. From the entire Navy Federal team, congratulations Lynnhaven branch and members – you make us proud!

We’d also like to recognize these other Navy Federal branches that celebrated milestone anniversaries in October:

  • Great Lakes: 20 Years
  • Iwakuni: 35 Years

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