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Honoring Our First Responders with Hero Loans

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On October 8, we’re celebrating First Responders and Emergency Nurses’ Day. While these jobs are never easy, we recognize the extreme challenges of the past few years. Whether it’s working as essential healthcare workers throughout the duration of the pandemic, or fighting the historic wildfires out west, first responders are certainly heroes in our society.

Learn more about Armed Forces Bank’s efforts to recognize the heroes among us and the Hero Loans we offer to help them achieve their goals of homeownership.

Why We Honor Our First Responders

Our first responders -- much like the military servicemembers and families we support -- are known for their service to their communities. That’s why honoring our first responders is second nature to us at Armed Forces Bank.

Whether you’re a police officer, emergency nurse, EMT, paramedic, firefighter, or other first responder, we are committed to honor you not only this month, but whenever possible. We also recognize that there are many military service members who become first responders, and vice versa. The types of selfless service you provide makes us even more proud to serve you.

Celebrating Nurses at Fort Leavenworth

Back in May, the Armed Forces Bank Fort Leavenworth team celebrated Nurses Appreciation Week by visiting several local hospitals and medical clinics, including the Leavenworth VA Hospital, to recognize our essential and frontline healthcare workers.

The bank associates delivered baked goods and snacks accompanied by a note of appreciation for the nurses that have sacrificed so much over the past year.

Many of the health care professionals that have been and will be acknowledged this week take care of the military community daily and provide such great care to active duty servicemembers, Veterans and their families.

Thank you to all the nurses from your family at Armed Forces Bank!

Hero Loans Give Back to Local Heroes

We believe the everyday heroes of our community deserve the best home financing options. So Armed Forces Bank is offering a special program to help first responders enjoy the benefits of homeownership.

If you are a first responder looking to buy a home, you deserve a down payment as low as $0! We invite you to talk with one of our mortgage experts about a Hero Loan from Armed Forces Bank.

First responders include:

  • Police
  • Firefighters
  • Paramedics
  • Nurses
  • EMS
  • ATF
  • FBI

What Is a Hero Loan and How Does It Work?

When you hear about a Hero Loan, you may think of a Home Energy Renovation Opportunity loan. But at Armed Forces Bank, it means something different. That’s because our Hero loans are specifically for the heroes of our local community -- our first responders.

Here’s what you need to know about our Armed Forces Bank Hero Loans.

  • Our Hero Loan program is unique to Armed Forces Bank. That means you won’t find it anywhere else.
  • An Armed Forces Bank Hero Loan is a portfolio loan. This means we will never sell these loans to agencies such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
  • Hero Loan borrowers must also be Armed Forces Bank checking account holders.
  • Hero Loans are for owner-occupied residences only.
  • Hero Loans require mortgage insurance.

At Armed Forces Bank, we know how important it is to put down roots in the communities you love and serve. And we’re here to support you on your journey of achieving homeownership. Because you deserve the very best.

For our military heroes, Armed Forces Bank provides VA Loans, which are specific to servicemembers -- both active and retired -- and also offer $0 down payment. However, buyers may have to pay a “funding fee,” based on exemption status, which can be paid off over time.

Both Hero Loans and VA Loans are subject to credit approval.

Apply For Your Hero Loan

Our dedicated Loan Advisors are specialists in working with heroes -- military families, emergency responders, and more. Start by learning about our advisors to find out who might be the right fit for you.

Or, if you aren't working with a specific Loan Advisor, you can Apply Now. Then, a Loan Advisor will contact you. Remember: you must be an existing Armed Forces Bank customer, so it will prompt you to enter your login details.

Why Bank With Armed Forces Bank?

Whether you’re a military servicemember or a first responder, Armed Forces Bank is committed to serving Heroes.

We’re a full-service military bank that’s been committed to serving those who serve since 1907. We provide a vast array of affordable, easily accessible financial products to both active and retired military and civilian clients in all 50 states and across the world.

And if you’re ready to purchase your first home, we offer loan solutions to make it easier on you. With $0 down payment options, we commit to being beside you every step of the way.

Ready? Let’s Get Started

At Armed Forces Bank, we’re ready to help you realize your dream of homeownership. With our special Hero Loans, you can be closer than ever to meeting that goal. Let’s get started.

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