NASA Federal Credit Union Celebrates the 50th Anniversaryof Star Trek™ with a Special 50,000 Bonus Points Offer on Their Official Star Trek Credit Cards

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland—August 5, 2016—NASA Federal Credit Union announced today it will join in the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Star Trek franchise at the Annual Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas from August 3 through 7, 2016. As part of the celebration, NASA Federal will be promoting a limited time offer of 50,000 bonus points on their line of official Star Trek credit cards. Points may be redeemed for exclusive Star Trek merchandise and experiences not available with other credit cards.

NASA Federal will also raffle off NASA flight jackets to those entering the contest at nasafcu.com/nasajacket. In addition, they will give away Star Trek-branded headphones to attendees who post selfies with Star Trek card fans to @nasafcu on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram using the #StarTrekCardFan.

“We are excited to be part of the Star Trek 50th Anniversary by offering Star Trek fans 50,000 bonus points on their new Star Trek credit cards. And the good news is that Star Trek fans don’t have to be at the convention to get the Star Trek credit cards or enter to win a NASA Flight Jacket,” says NASA Federal Credit Union President & CEO Douglas Allman. “We also hope that holders of Star Trek credit cards feel pride in the Star Trek franchise every time they use their cards, while also earning points toward exclusive Star Trek merchandise and experiences.”

In late 2015, under license by CBS Consumer Products, NASA Federal launched four new Star Trek Platinum Advantage Rewards Credit Cards, which included the Starfleet Academy, United Federation, Captains and Starfleet Command Cards. In addition to exclusive Star Trek merchandise and experiences, all four cards feature a competitive interest rate, no balance transfer fee, and a low 7.9% APR balance transfer for life, along with a generous rewards program.

Star Trek fans may apply for the new cards online at nasafcu.com/startrek, or by calling 1-888-NASA-FCU. And they may also enter to win a NASA Flight Jacket at nasafcu.com/nasajacket.

NASA Federal Awards $25,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

At the conclusion of its 2016 Mitchell-Beall-Rosen Memorial Scholarship Contest, NASA Federal Credit Union awarded scholarships—ranging from $1,000 to the top prize of $8,000—to seven high school seniors. The annual program rewards the writing talents of young Credit Union members who are working toward four-year or two-year undergraduate degrees or vocational studies. Students submit 1,000-word essays that focus on financial literacy as it applies to the cost of a college education and their plans for paying it.

“If these seven students represent our future,” said Frank Peñaranda, Chairman of NASA Federal’s Scholarship Committee and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, “we are all in very good hands. And, NASA Federal Credit Union is pleased to help them reach their goals through the Mitchell-Beall-Rosen Memorial Scholarship.”

The following outstanding seniors were recipients of this year’s scholarship awards:
- Steffen Cornwell of Highland, Maryland—Plans to double major in computational biology and business at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Haley Crane of Ellicott City, Maryland—Will study biomedical engineering at the University of Maryland.
- Aaron Fishkind of Spring Valley, New York—Plans to study education at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Hailey Guit of Owings, Maryland—Will pursue a degree in graphic design at Stevenson University.
- Holly Mann of Owings, Maryland—Looks forward to studying technology and business management at the University of Maryland.
- Brian Musliner of Crofton, Maryland—Will attend Rochester Institute of Technology and study software development.
- Emily Sturm of Columbia, Maryland—Plans to pursue a career in medicine after attending Johns Hopkins University.

Four of the seven students are featured below: (left to right) Hailey Guit, Brian Musliner, Steffen Cornwell and Holly Mann

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NASA Federal Braves the Chill at Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Team NASA Federal hosted a tent at the annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival. Despite the chilly, windy weather, the team had a great time giving away cookies and other goodies to members of the local community.

Peter Cosentino, Financial Advisor, was on hand to answer investment questions. Anyone who requested a free independent review on their drawing entry sheet will get a call back from Peter.

The band was wonderful. The hushpuppies were out of this world. And, a great time was had by all.

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Cherry Blossom Run 2016

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Team NASA Federal once again lit up the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run on Sunday, April 3, 2016 with its overwhelming enthusiasm. As in years past, the event brought together credit unions from across the country in support of the Children’s Miracle Network. And once again, the highly spirited members of Team NASA Federal were there, making their support for the kids known in a big way.

Cherry Blossom typically raises around $500,000 each year, and 2016 was no exception, bringing the total amount raised to over $7 million since credit unions became the title sponsors in 2002. NASA Federal employees raised more than $3,100.

This year, the event hosted approximately 16,000 runners, of which 21 were NASA Federal employees and family members and 81 were NASA Federal-sponsored members. Runners were greeted by 91 NASA Federal volunteers, who handed them water and cheered passionately as they passed by the NASA Federal water station.

Thanks to all of the NASA Federal employees, volunteers and runners for their dedication and energy. They make the Cherry Blossom Run special year in and year out.

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Team NASA Federal Lights the Night!

Light the Night 2015On Saturday, October 17, in the company of nearly 8,000 walkers, Team NASA Federal walked in the 2015 Light the Night Walk to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year, Team NASA Federal raised over $33,000 in donations and was the fifth highest corporate team for fundraising. We had over 60 Credit Union participants, including 33 employees. Thanks to everyone for another outstanding Walk!

Cherry Blossom Run 2015

Team NASA Federal lit up the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run on Sunday, April 12, 2015 with its overwhelming enthusiasm. As in years past, the event brought together credit unions from across the country in support of the Children’s Miracle Network. And once again, the highly spirited members of Team NASA Federal were there, making their support for the kids known in a big way.

Cherry Blossom typically raises around $500,000 each year, and 2015 was no exception, bringing the total amount raised to over $7 million since credit unions became the title sponsors in 2002. This year, the event hosted approximately 16,000 runners, of which 29 were NASA Federal employees and family members and 68 were NASA Federal-sponsored members. Runners were, greeted by 63 NASA Federal volunteers, who handed them water and cheered passionately as they passed by the NASA Federal water station.

What’s more, the three NASA-sponsored running teams consisting of members from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center finished first, third and fifth in the Credit Union Team Competition. And, NASA Goddard’s own Alvin Yew of the first team placed 81 out of all runners.

Thanks to all of the NASA Federal employees, volunteers and runners for their dedication and energy. They make the Cherry Blossom Run special year in and year out.

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