Pen Air FCU receives appreciation award from Chief of Naval Reserve

PENSACOLA, FL (June 8, 2015) — The year marks the Naval Aviation Reserve’s 100 year Anniversary for which local Navy reservist gathered at the National Naval Aviation Museum for a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the Reserve’s Centennial Exhibit which featured Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Admiral Robin Braun as guest speaker and presenter to Pen Air Federal Credit Union with an engraved plaque in recognition and appreciation for efforts made to ensure the centennial celebration’s success.

During WWI, 80,000 sailors served in the Navy Reserve Force and by the end of the war, more than half the Navy consisted of reservists. WWII also had its share of reservists. Eighty-four percent of the Navy was made up of reservists. Presidents that were also reservists include: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George H. W. Bush.

“Our history is a proud legacy and is forged by dedicated men and women who are willing to leave their homes, their families, and their communities to go where and when the Navy needs them,” commented Vice Admiral Robin Braun.

Upon receiving the Navy Reserve’s Centennial recognition plaque, Stu Ramsey, president/CEO of Pen Air Federal Credit Union, said, “Pen Air Federal Credit Union is very proud of our military roots, and we feel very fortunate to have the military presence in our community. We are happy to support our military any way we can.”

The newly dedicated Reserve Centennial exhibit is located in the National Naval Aviation Museum’s main foyer. The exhibit features photographs and short video clips of milestone moments during the 100 years of the Naval Reserves.

About Pen Air Federal Credit Union

Established in 1936, Pen Air Federal Credit Union is the oldest and largest local credit union headquartered in Pensacola, FL. Several full service offices, ATMs, shared branching network, plus student run high school credit unions, combined with Online Banking and Mobile Banking provide worldwide reach. Pen Air FCU has over $1.2 billion in assets, serving over 1,100 employee groups. Visit for more information about Pen Air Federal Credit Union.

Photo Caption: Navy Reserve Vice Admiral Braun presents Stu Ramsey, president/CEO of Pen Air FCU and Patty Veal, Director of Public Relations with a special Centennial Recognition & Appreciation Plaque.

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