Our Proud History

SINCE

1879

we’ve faithfully served
our nation’s military families

Navy Mutual over the years

1876
After the Battle of Little Big Horn, widows and children of the fallen were left stranded in Montana Territory

1879
Navy officers established the Navy Mutual Aid Association “for the purpose of aiding families of deceased Members”

1926
After years of financial success, Navy Mutual’s death benefit increased to $7500

1942
Navy Mutual refused to adopt a war clause despite U.S. involvement in World War II

1950
Under threat of nuclear war, Navy Mutual safeguarded Members’ personal records at a secure site

1963
Navy Mutual opened membership to the U.S. Public Health Service

1972
Navy Mutual opened membership to the uniformed officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

1980
Navy Mutual opened membership to enlisted Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel

1993
Navy Mutual headquarters were relocated to Henderson Hall, adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery

2001
After the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, the building Navy Mutual occupies was converted to a medical triage area for victims

2005
Navy Mutual worked with Members impacted by Hurricane Katrina to help them avoid inadvertent policy lapses

2015
Navy Mutual Board of Directors allowed Army, Air Force, and National Guard personnel to purchase Navy Mutual products

Today
Our core mission remains to help secure the future of those who serve our nation