An alternative to cash, ATM card, credit cards, and checkbooks.
An EagleCash card can replace all of that for you when you are in a deployed location.
What is an EagleCash card?
EagleCash is a "stored value card." You put an amount of money on it from your bank or credit union account using a self-service kiosk. When you use the card to buy something, the cost of what you are buying is deducted from the card. When you need to, you add money to your EagleCash card from your bank or credit union account.
Who can have an EagleCash card?
- If you are a soldier or civilian who works directly for the DoD or federal government and are deployed, you can have an enrolled EagleCash card without restriction. An enrolled card is attached to your bank account and allows you to use the card at a kiosk. Being enrolled gives you access to your bank account.
- If you are a civilian contractor, you can have an enrolled EagleCash card if your company has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the appropriate authority.
- If you are a soldier, civilian, or Local National within the deployed location, you can have an un-enrolled EagleCash card without restriction. An un-enrolled card is one that is not attached to a bank account – instead, it acts as an electronic wallet.
Why should I get an EagleCash card?
(Note: EagleCash never charges you a fee. However, your home bank or credit union may charge a fee if you don't have enough money (non-sufficient funds) in your bank or credit union account to cover a transaction.)
As soon as you fill out and sign the form, your Finance Office can issue you your card.
The electronic system always knows how much money is on your card. If the card is lost or stolen, the amount you had on the old card can be easily credited to your account.
Your information is encrypted on a chip in the card – not visible to someone looking at your card and not detectable by Radio Frequency (RF) sensors.
The system does not depend on on-line connectivity to conduct transactions. EagleCash can be used at the remotest sites to provide you cash services and allow you access to your account. At some point the transactions must be transferred via the internet, but the system is not dependent on the internet to provide full service.
Where can I use my EagleCash card?
- Post or Base Exchange
- Base post office
- Most concessionaries on base
- Many local vendors, too!
How do I get an EagleCash card?
In the United States
these CONUS bases
Outside the United States
these sites that use EagleCash
- If you are a soldier or a Department of Defense civilian, the EagleCash card will be issued as part of the deployment process. The card can also be issued in the deployed location by the local Finance office if a replacement is required.
- If you are a contractor, the EagleCash card can be issued to you during the deployment process while in the United States or when deployed as long as your company has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the appropriate authority.
- If you are an eligible local national, you can be issued a card at the local military finance office.