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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."


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Not sure if anyone will find this helpful; I just opened an account for my son at Navy Federal over the phone by calling 1-888-842-6328. He was able to do this prior to leaving for bootcamp. This was quick and easy. They have the 1199a Direct Deposit Sign-up Form online that he will be able to take with him when he leaves.

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Comment by Heather Y on June 6, 2013 at 10:48am

Thanks! This will help alot

Comment by Anti M on June 6, 2013 at 11:39am

We've used NFCU for decades, they're great for online banking and have a decent phone app too.  

Comment by LindaD on June 6, 2013 at 8:15pm

Credit unions are great, my kids and I would rather bank with a credit union and we have been for years with Clearview FCU. My son has my account # info so he can send funds directly to my account.

Comment by Tyler'sMom on June 11, 2013 at 6:29pm
Just enlisted rank. (E1, E2, E3)
Comment by OldCluck64 on July 21, 2018 at 1:36am

That is very helpful as I was wondering what we should do and if they allow you to set this up before bc.  Do you recommend being listed as joint member on the account? 

Comment by Phoenixmom on July 21, 2018 at 11:26am

Hi OldChuck64 my opinion yes, just in case you may need to handle anything for your Loved one also a POA for all medical, finances ECT.


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