Washington-based Pentagon FCU has teamed with Diebold to place a simulated ATM in the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center for use in rehabilitating seriously wounded soldiers.
The Independence Way center is the first of its kind in the VA system and helps rebuild motor skills for veterans who have neurological conditions that affect mobility, and those who have suffered stroke.
The PenFed ATM, which dispenses play money, is used by therapists to teach veterans in the Polytrauma Program how to perform transactions. Other training tools include a grocery store, Metro system map and motor vehicle simulator.
PenFed is a major supporter of the veterans’ rehabilitation and medical facilities, having contributed millions of dollars through its PenFed Foundation to veterans’ causes.