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Who We Are:

A full service financial institution offering cost effective products and financial services that help members meet and achieve their financial objectives while servicing serving those who live, work, worship or go to school in Washington DC, as well as employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Philadelphia, PA, Brooklyn, NY and Albany, NY.

Our Mission:

To provide quality, timely, cost-effective, and personalized financial service that contributes to the economic well-being and satisfaction of its members while maintaining the Credit Union's financial soundness and stability.

What Is a Credit Union?

A credit union is a cooperative, not-for-profit financial institution organized to promote thrift and provide credit to members. It is member-owned and controlled through a board of directors elected by the membership.


The board serves on a volunteer basis and may hire a management team to run the credit union. The board also establishes and revises policy, sets dividend and loan rates, and directs certain operations. The result: members are provided with a safe, convenient place to save and borrow at reasonable rates at an institution that exists to benefit them, not to make a profit.


Who Owns A Credit Union?

Unlike most financial institutions, which are owned by stockholders and work to make profits for those investors, credit unions are owned by their members. Each credit union member owns one "share" of the organization. The user of credit union services is also an owner, and is even entitled to vote on important issues, such as the election of member representatives to serve on the board of directors.


How to Become a Member:

  • As a member of DVA FCU, your family members are also eligible to join. Family members include:
  • Spouse and children
  • Parents, brothers, and sisters
  • Stepchildren and stepparents
  • Grandchildren and grandparents
  • Domestic partners
  • Individuals living in the same household as a DVAFCU member
  • Field of membership

Field of membership

Our field of membership varies from DC, VA, PA, and NY and consists of the following:


Washington, D.C.

  • All individuals who live, work, worship, or go to school in Washington, D.C.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Central Office employees

Arlington, VA

  • Air Force Association- Arlington VA employees

Philadelphia, PA

  • Department of Veterans Affairs and Social Service employees and contractors, Federal Building, Philadelphia, PA

Brooklyn, NY

  • VA Medical Center Brooklyn, NY employees and contractors
  • Department of Defense civilian and military personnel, Brooklyn, NY
  • U.S. Veterans that are members of AmVets serviced at VA Medical Center Brooklyn

Albany, NY

  • Veterans Canteen Service at VA Medical Center, Albany, NY employees
  • US Veterans that are members of AmVets serviced at VA Medical Center Albany
  • VA Regional Office, Albany, NY employees and contractors

Fort Hamilton, NY

  • Department of Defense civilian and military personnel, Fort Hamilton, NY

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