Thank you ACU Members for an Amazing 70 Years!

Since 1954, ACU has been serving the South Sound community.

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70th Anniversary

The First 70...


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In 1954 Fort Lewis Federal Credit Union (FLFCU) was founded on Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington by a handful of civilian employees of the U.S. Government who wanted to offer their fellow coworkers an alternative to commercial banks and other for-profit financial institutions.

FLFCU initially started in a small space at the Mt. Rainier Ordinance Depot. As the credit union grew, so did our need for office space. We moved into the current Main Branch building on JBLM, which was formerly occupied by Washington National Bank.

It’s amazing how times have changed for the credit union and our members. For instance, in 1964 the credit union accepted two Angus Cows valued at $150 each and two Hereford Cows valued at $200 each as collateral on a loan for a 1957 Plymouth. Now, our members conduct transactions and deposit checks through their mobile phone or tablet.

In 1965 our field of membership was extended to military soldiers, giving us many more opportunities for membership growth. The growth in membership has brought the need for new departments, an expansion of the Main branch, and an additional 13 new branch locations.

Throughout the years the credit union underwent four name changes until it became what it is known as today, America’s Credit Union (ACU). Kenneth Leonard was promoted to Vice President of the Credit Union in July of 1988 and later filled the President/CEO position in March of 1993 and remains CEO today for ACU. 70th Anniversary 2

In 2014 we had the opportunity to move our headquarters to DuPont. We were able to consolidate departments that were spread out in our various buildings to one location. DuPont is the perfect home for ACU as it is populated with civilians, active and retired service members, just like our membership!

In 2018, we opened ACU Home Loans, a division focused on mortgage and home loan services. That year we also launched a Business Services department. Both divisions have seen steady growth, providing even more opportunities to serve the needs of our members.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee, and Staff at ACU, we would like to extend our appreciation to you, our members. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to serve you over the last 70 years and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the years to come. Happy 70th Anniversary!

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Personal Banking

Whether you are saving, borrowing or looking for other services that will enhance your financial life, we have you covered.


Checking Accounts

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Savings Accounts

Open an account online and start saving, no matter whether you’re right here on JBLM or somewhere across the world.

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Credit Cards

With low rates, no fees, and security features to keep your money safe no matter where you swipe, ACU credit cards make the best travel companions.


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Children’s Savings

Give your child the essential money management skills to succeed in life. Build strong savings habits now.

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Auto Loans

Finance your next automobile with America’s CU and enjoy low rates and stress-free shopping with our ACU Auto Concierge.

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Insurance Services

We take the time to find out your personal goals and help create financial solutions to get you there.

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Digital Banking for Worldwide Access

Access all of your accounts in one place. Whether you’re in-store, online, or in-app, digital banking makes managing your money more convenient with fewer clicks and hassles.


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Mobile Banking

24/7 access to your money wherever you are. Whether at home or on deployment, we’ve got you covered.

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Online Bill Pay

Set up one-time or recurring payments online or in-app and reduce PCS and deployment stress.

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Digital Wallet

Leave your old wallet at home and use your preferred e-payment brand to make fast, safe, contactless purchases.

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Download the ACU Mobile App

The ACU Mobile App is designed with the user in mind. Enjoy easy access to your financial life all on your mobile device. Click below to download the app on either Apple or Android.

We Know the Military

ACU has been meeting the needs of our military community for over sixty years. From the men and women serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to those across the country and the world, we are honored to support you as you defend our freedoms.

Skip A Loan Payment Options

When unexpected expenses make it hard to meet a loan payment, check out our Skip A Payment option.

Military Unit Organization Accounts

ACU is proud to offer free organizational accounts to military units and FRG groups.

JBLM Family Resources From ACU

Looking for a list of organizations available to provide financial assistance? We can help.


Relocation Information

We are here to help when you are relocating due to PCS, deployment, or other reasons.

Deployment Checklist

When deployed, you deserve peace of mind knowing that your financial life is in order.

Ship Your Car

Unlike most financial institutions, ACU may authorize shipment of your vehicle to your new destination when relocating.

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