Pen Air Federal Credit Union salutes our troops during Military Appreciation Month

PENSACOLA, FL (May 9, 2016) — During the month of May, designated by the U.S. Congress in 1999 as Military Appreciation Month (MAM), Pen Air Federal Credit Union will sponsor and support several events in honor of the men and women that serve our great nation.

Congress selected May as Military Appreciation Month because it has the most days set aside for celebrating and commemorating our military’s achievements. These days include Loyalty Day, Victory in Europe (VE) Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and Memorial Day. The month was dedicated to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members – past and present, and Pen Air wants to ensure that opportunity to express appreciation for our troops happens on a local level.

“Pen Air has always been a strong supporter of our military and are happy to sponsor military appreciation events,” commented Stu Ramsey, Pen Air president/CEO. “We are truly grateful for the sacrifice our troops endure to preserve our freedom.”

During Military Appreciation Month, Pen Air will assist the Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce with the annual Rosamond Johnson Beach Day in honor of Escambia County’s first fallen hero during the Korean War. Pen Air will also sponsor NAS Whiting Field and the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce during the Whiting Field Family Fun Day event open to military families and public, and the Pace Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Appreciation Month Breakfast open to chamber members and non-members with advance reservation. Pen Air is also the presenting sponsor of the Pensacola Council of the U.S. Navy League’s Outstanding Enlisted Recognition Breakfast. For information on these events, please visit or Pen Air’s Face Book site.

The Pen Air Signature Event for Military Appreciation Month is the upcoming annual Pen Air FREE MAM Bar-B-Que on Friday, May 20th, at the NAS Pensacola Pen Air office, 21 Cunningham Street, free to all military and civil service employees from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., while supplies last. This will mark Pen Air’s sixth year for hosting the event in honor of Military Appreciation Month. For information on these events, please contact, Patty Veal, Director of Public Relations for Pen Air at (850) 505-3200 x7777 or

About Pen Air Federal Credit Union

At Pen Air Federal Credit Union, respect is a guiding principle. As the largest and oldest credit union headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, with $2.3 billion in assets, Pen Air is dedicated to enhancing lives through exceptional service, strength, and financial solutions. With 11 locations in Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama combined with online and mobile banking, we provide worldwide reach. Pen Air is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, serving the community and improving lives since 1936. For more information, visit


Mallory Wilson, Communications and PR Specialist
1495 E. Nine Mile Road
Pensacola, FL 32514
850.505.3200 x 7775

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