ASCU announces relief in the event of a government shutdown

American Southwest Credit Union to Provide Temporary Relief for Active Duty Military Members and Civilian Employees of the DoD

 Credit Union announces contingency plans in the event of a government shutdown

government shutdown photoSierra Vista, AZ., January 22, 2018 – American Southwest Credit Union today announced its plans for supporting its active duty military members and DoD civilian employees if members of Congress are unable to come to an agreement on a resolution to the budget beyond February 8, 2018.

“We are committed to covering the direct deposits of our active duty military members and civilian employees of the DoD in the case of a government shutdown,” said Brian J. Barkdull, President and CEO of American Southwest Credit Union. “ASCU wants to assure affected members that it will be ‘business as usual’ and that funds will be available for everyday use.”

American Southwest Credit Union is in the process of developing a temporary no cost, interest free loan program for eligible members in anticipation of a shutdown. Other forms of financial assistance, including specially priced lines of credit and loan deferments for all affected federal government employees will also be available in the event of a long-term shutdown.

Details on contingency plans will be announced on its website at in the near future.

About American Southwest Credit Union: ASCU has been serving the communities of Cochise, Santa Cruz, and Southeastern Pima Counties since 1955 (originally as Huachuca Federal Credit Union). The mission of ASCU is to provide quality financial products and services to its member owners. For additional information about American Southwest Credit Union, visit

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