In the Community

Giving Back to Our Communities

It is an honor to serve active and retired military service members and their families who are dedicated to serving our country. We are active in the communities serving Morale, Welfare and Education events, Soldier for Life Transition Assistance, Day of Peace for first responders, Day of Giving for youth services, collaboration with Army Community Services and Family Readiness Groups to support financial readiness for service members. Our Associates also volunteer their time to local food banks, the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Fisher House, Boys & Girls Club, Juneteenth, USO, American Legion, VFW, AUSA, and more.
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Financial Education Initiatives

Our nationwide associates work with Army Community Services, Airmen & Family Readiness and Fleet & Family Readiness groups to host financial education seminars for military servicemembers and their families. These beneficial workshops address popular financial education topics such as budgeting, buying a home, establishing and improving credit, creating a savings strategy and much more.

Veterans Benefit Banking

We collaborate with the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) to help veterans and their beneficiaries receive VA benefits through direct deposit and access additional financial services to support their daily money management.
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Random Acts of Kindness

We celebrate Military Appreciation Month every May when our associates nationwide pay for gas fill-ups, lunch, postage on overseas packages, food at the Commissary and many other things. During the holiday season, we also pay off layaway balances for servicemembers so they can celebrate with less financial stress. It's all part of how we show appreciation throughout the year.

A Million Thanks

We're the official financial services partner of this nonprofit organization that supports and celebrates our active and veteran military men and women. This group sends letters, grants betterment of life wishes, and provides scholarships to children. Our locations serve as collection sites if you'd like to participate.
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2023 Military Saves Designation of Savings Excellence Award Winner

Armed Forces Bank was named a recipient of the America Saves Designation of Savings (DOSE) Award, an award designed specifically to honor financial institutions with the greatest impact during Military Saves Week. The honorees were chosen from hundreds of credit unions and banks that participated in the week-long celebration to encourage the service members to build financial confidence through realistic and easy-to-implement strategies that allow for saving, reducing debt and getting on a path to building wealth.

2023 America Saves Community Impact Recipient

In addition to the DOSE award, America Saves also awarded a new Community Impact Award, a special honor recognizing efforts made to encourage savings goals through the use of the Military Saves Pledge. The winner—Armed Forces Bank—was determined based on the total number of pledges taken by their community members.

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Training with Industry (TWI) Program

This is a yearlong training program with Armed Forces Bank for one Officer and one Non-Commissioned Offer in the US Army Finance and Comptroller Corps. TWI students complete a 10-month self-study program with the American Bankers Association and complete a Capstone project approved by the Army and AFB leadership.

Graduates of this program serve as the principal advisors to the Commanding General, US Army Financial Management Command (USAFMCOM) and tactical level commanders on all banking operations. They are the primary liaison between financial institutions, commanders, federal agencies, and trade associations. 

The partnership between the US Army and the TWI program at AFB started in 2001. It has been, and will continue to be, an essential element for the success of the Army's Banking program.

Investing in additional causes

We're proud to support these initiatives, run by nonprofit organizations that share our commitment to serving and supporting people in the military community.

  • Armed Forces Bank is partnering with Stronghold to provide the most-requested food items for soldiers and their families who are food insecure, as well as serving as additional donation drop-off locations (2901 South 4th St in Leavenworth and 320 Kansas Ave on Fort Leavenworth)