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History

AltaOne's Chronological History
(OK - it's not Gone With the Wind, but we think it's a pretty interesting story)

The nine original members who opened the "desk drawer" credit union in 1947 could not have foreseen just how successful their creation would become. Our founders would be pleased that their sense of community spirit exists today throughout every aspect of AltaOne Federal Credit Union.  

2013
The credit union adds an ATM inside Tehachapi K-Mart, and an ATM inside Bakersfield Albertsons.
The Lake Isabella MSC is remodeled.

2011
The credit union adds an ATM outside the Inyokern Market.

2009
The Base MSC is remodeled.

2008
The Bakersfield - River Walk location opens.
The Bakersfield - Ming location opens.

2007
The Bishop location moves.
The Tehachapi location opens.
The California City location moves.

2006
The Lone Pine location opens.

2004
Addition of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.

2003
AltaOne introduced Business Loan Services.
The Corporate headquarters in Ridgecrest is expanded.
 
2002
AltaOne adds an ATM at Albertsons South in Ridgecrest.
AltaOne forms AltaOne Financial Services, LLC, a subsidiary of the Credit Union.

2001
Bishop location opens.

2000
The credit union is dubbed AltaOne Federal Credit Union, which represents the broad community of Kern, Inyo, Mono and Northern San Bernardino Counties.

1990s
The California City location opens. 

1989
The credit union adopts NWC Community Federal Credit Union. 

1985
The Lake Isabella facility opens. 

1983
The credit union merges with the Kern Valley Community Federal Credit Union to provide a location in Kernville. 

1978
The credit union adds the Boron location, through the acquisition of the U.S. Borax Boron Employees Federal Credit Union. 

1970s
A permanent office is built on China Lake's Naval Base and the first office outside of the Base opens in Ridgecrest.

1968
The name changes to Naval Weapons Center Federal Credit Union. 

1948
NOTS Employees Federal Credit Union boasts 616 members and assets of $37,160.
As more people move to the area, the membership broadens to include other federal employees, credit union employees and retirees living in the area. 

1947
A group of nine employees at the Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS) forms the Credit Union in China Lake, California.  The original field of membership includes the Navy, government and contracted employees of the China Lake Naval Station and their family members.