BY SAMANTHA LOHR
OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND
Sailors and Marines began to receive new Navy Cash® cards during the summer of 2017, as the afloat cashless program transitioned to the new partners, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) and PNC Bank.
The cards have a different look, but still work the same way. Cards were distributed in phases aboard ship, making the transition as seamless as possible. The only difference Sailors may notice is the new artwork and that the new cards are issued by FRBB and PNC Bank representing Navy’s transition to a new treasury agent.
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) provides U.S. Naval forces with quality supplies and services. With headquarters in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for quality-of-life issues for our Naval forces, including food services, postal services, Navy Exchanges and movement of household goods.
The new cards are white, featuring blue “NAVY CASH®” lettering and a fade of ships in the background. They include the same chip and strip security protections just like the prior Navy Cash® cards. The customer service phone numbers, email address, and the website address remain unchanged to ensure a seamless customer experience.
In the next two years all Sailors and Marines will transition to a new card and the old cards will no longer be usable.
The Navy’s strategic partnership with U.S. Department of Treasury, Bureau of Fiscal Service on the Navy Cash® Stored Value Card (SVC) program has significantly improved the quality of life for Sailors and Marines.
For more information, visit the Navy Cash® page on the U.S. Department of Treasury, Bureau of Fiscal Service website, www.fiscal.treasury.gov