The $54 billion Navy Federal would cover direct deposits of active duty military members if the government shuts down next week.
The first loan participation Pen Air Federal Credit Union was involved in teamed the cooperative up with a regional bank.
Air Force FCU was at the top of the list, followed in order by USAA Bank, PenFed, Navy Federal and Armed Forces Bank.
Pensacola operations center will grow to 2,800 employees with 340,000-square-foot addition.
Big credit union also honored in 2008, 2013; only credit union cited by national business magazine.
With the exception of two branches in New Jersey and New York that are closed due to power outages, Navy Federal said all of its branches were open Thursday.
Closures follow shutdown of federal government after hurricane.
The $50 billion Navy Federal Credit Union said this week it is opening its 225th branch and its 14th in Maryland.
The $49 billion Navy Federal Credit Union is now offering its 4 million members upgraded iPhone and Android mobile banking apps.
The new apps include a password-only “Remember Me” feature. Mobile remote deposit capture also is included.