Navy Federal Supports First College Basketball Game on Navy Aircraft

VIENNA, Va. (September 15, 2011) – Navy Federal Credit Union is partnering with the Carrier Classic for the first game of the college basketball season on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2011in San Diego, CA. The Michigan State Spartans and North Carolina Tar Heels game will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. ET. Selected veterans will be honored during the event.

“We are honored to be a part of this inaugural event,” said Cutler Dawson, Navy Federal President and CEO. “We are proud to showcase our country’s military and provide and opportunity for the men and women in uniform and their families to enjoy a competitive basketball match aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).  The fact that this event is being held on an aircraft carrier which travels the world aligns with Navy Federal’s mission of providing financial services to the military around the world.”  added Dawson.

Two of the greatest athletes of all-time will be on deck as Honorary Captains. Magic Johnson of Michigan State and Michael Jordan of North Carolina will be present. Additional attendees include active military personnel and their families, veterans, and other guests. Although tickets are not for sale to the general public, the game can be viewed on ESPN.

Morale Entertainment Foundation will host the event aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), a United States Navy Nimitz Class Supercarrier.

About Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union is the world’s largest credit union with $45 billion in assets, more than 3.7 million members, 218 branch offices, and more than 8,000 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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