National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency NGA

7500 GEOINT Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22150
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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency  (NGA) is a combat support agency under the United States Department of Defense and a member of the United States Intelligence Community. The primary mission of NGA is collecting, analyzing, and distributing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security. NGA was known as the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) until 2003.

 

NGA headquarters, also known as NGA Campus East, is located at Fort Belvoir in Springfield, Virginia. The agency also operates major facilities in the St. Louis, Missouri area, as well as support and liaison offices worldwide. The NGA headquarters, at 2.3 million square feet, is the third-largest government building in the Washington metropolitan area after The Pentagon and the Ronald Reagan Building.

 

In addition to using GEOINT for U.S. military and intelligence efforts, the NGA provides assistance during natural and man-made disasters, and security planning for major events such as the Olympic Games.

 

NGA delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA.  NGA enables all of these critical actions and shapes decisions that impact our world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT).

 

NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. The director of NGA serves as the functional manager for GEOINT, the head of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and the coordinator of the global Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). In its multiple roles, NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Congress.

Arriving at Fort Belvoir for NGA
The closest airport is Reagan National Airport located 12 miles from base. Dulles International Airport is approximately 35 miles from Fort Belvoir. An Amtrak station is conveniently located just six miles from Fort Belvoir’s main gate.

 

All in-processing Soldiers must sign in at their unit of assignment prior to in-processing at the Welcome Center. Soldiers must have a copy of DA Form 31 (Leave), assignment orders, and/or amendments. Information pertaining to DD Form 93 and SGLI will be updated at this time. Soldiers must be in Duty uniform.

 

The Fort Belvoir Welcome Center is located at 5981, 13th Street, Building 1155
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. Operating hours are 0730 to 1630 Monday through Friday, and is closed holidays and weekends.

 

If your arrival is at the Dulles or Reagan Airports, it is your responsibility to coordinate and complete your travel to Fort Belvoir. Ensure that you save all your receipts so that you can make an appropriate travel claim when you in-process the installation.

 

All soldiers arriving to Fort Belvoir will report to their assigned units before in-processing. The Fort Belvoir Human Resource Directorate (HRD), located in Building 213, provides both in and out processing. A check list must be obtained in order to begin either process.

 

Prior to in-processing with HRD, Soldiers must stop at the Tricare Support Service Center in DeWitt Army Community Hospital. Soldiers must enroll themselves and their family members (if applicable) into Tricare/Health Net Federal Services before going to HRD.

 

For newly arrived personnel, a Newcomers’ Briefing is held on the first Monday of each month at Sosa Community Center, Bldg 200, at 9:00 a.m. If the first Monday is a holiday, the briefing will be held on the following Monday. All military personnel, civilians, and their family members are encouraged to attend.

Base Population
There are over 16,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, DoD personnel, and civilians, assigned to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.