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About the E&AA

The Employee & Alumni Association (E&AA) of the National Park Service is a 501(C) (4) membership organization dedicated to promoting the values and ideals of the National Park Service family. The E&AA was organized in 1955 and was incorporated in 1957 to promote and nurture a bond between current and former National Park Service members in their dedication to the National Park Service’s mission.

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E&AA informs members of the significant activities and accomplishments of the National Park Service, its employees, alumni, and partners of the service through publishing the Arrowhead , an annual newsletter that is available online.

The E&AA encourages the public's understanding of the national park concept and the responsibilities of the Service in administering the National Park System and disseminates information to its members regarding the National Park Service and National Park Service Alumni. The E&AA seeks to sponsor or provide programs, services and events that benefit members of the Association and furthers the public knowledge and understanding of the National Park Service.

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About the NPS E&A Trust Fund

The National Park Service Employee and Alumni Trust Fund, a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt entity, supports the George B. Hartzog, Jr. Education Loan Program providing interest-free loans to E&AA members for the higher educational needs of their children/grandchildren or themselves.

The Trust Fund also supports disaster relief efforts to aid NPS and partner employees in the event of major disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, fires, or earthquakes or incidents of personal calamity. The Trust is administered by a group of Trustees.

The E&AA, through the 1916 Society, encourages and recognizes specific individuals and organizations that actively support and promote the programs, activities, mission and goals of the National Park Service through fund-raising efforts.

About Eastern National

Since 1987, Eastern National has managed the day-to-day operations of the E&AA and NPS E&AA Trust Fund. This arrangement is formalized through a Memorandum of Agreement between the two organizations. Eastern National performs all functions of the management agreement fee free.