Navy Federal Team Members Brace for the Great ShakeOut

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Credit union prepares for U.S. largest drop and cover earthquake drill.

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The earth may just move for the 13.1 million people around the world, including employees at Navy Federal Credit Union, who are set to drop and cover on the morning of October 18, 2012. For the second year in a row, the credit union will participate in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills in an effort to promote preparedness.

Navy Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Vienna, Va., knows all too well about earthquakes and the importance of preparedness. Last year, northern Virginia felt the shockwave of a 5.8 intensity earthquake during operating hours. “Earthquakes can happen anywhere, anytime. And since our members are widespread, it makes sense for us to participate in a global event like this one which helps us improve our emergency plans and ensure that employees and members visiting our branches worldwide remain safe in the event of an earthquake,” remarked George Eichert, senior vice president, Administrative Services, Navy Federal.

All Navy Federal Branches in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Washington State, along with its west coast corporate office, will participate in the worldwide event. The credit union’s branches will remain open during the drill with just a short pause in member service.

Navy Federal encourages members and non-members who would like to participate in The Great ShakeOut event to register at

About the Great Shake Out
The Great ShakeOut is considered the largest earthquake drill in the world. Most earthquake injuries are caused by walls collapsing and falling objects like glass and roof tiles. The Great Shake Out gives individuals and organizations alike time to look around their surroundings, identify safe places like a sturdy table in an office or school or a strong interior wall in a home. Great ShakeOut earthquake drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during earthquakes.

About Navy Federal Credit Union
Navy Federal Credit Union is the world’s largest credit union with $50 billion in assets, four million members, 225 branch offices, and more than 10,000 employees worldwide. The credit union serves all Department of Defense military and civilian personnel and their families. For additional information about Navy Federal, visit


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