BACKGROUND:   The NGAA was founded in 2011 for employees and retirees who have been associated with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and its predecessor organizations. Its purpose is to promote continued social interaction, pleasure, recreation, continuing education, and any other purpose of its Chapters and their members.

The Association was created by the merger in July 2011 of two geographically-based (East and West) organizations with a long history as retiree-oriented groups. The merger took the form of the consolidation of the two groups as chapters, respectively NGAA-West and NGAA-East.

NGAA-East: (formerly the National Geospatial/Intelligence Alumni Association-NGIAA and the Defense Mapping and Charting Alumni) Association-DMCA) provides a way for current and retired DMA/NPIC/CIO/NIMA/NGA employees and affiliates (including contract personnel working in NGA facilities) to keep in contact and exchange information, ideas, and experiences.  The legacy retirees' Association was established in 1980.

Currently, NGAA-East has over 535 active members several of whom  who meet twice a year in the Washington area for a spring and fall luncheon, and an occasional out-of-town reunion. They also receive a newsletter which notifies members of alumni events, fun facts and milestones met by fellow members.

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For membership information click HERE. To apply use this APPLICATION.
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The NGAA Board of Directors' 2016 Annual Report is posted here.

Notices and Newsletters-

AMS and NGAA-East sponsored
Wine Tasting, and Catered BBQ Lunch
Friday September 28, 2018
More Information HERE.


-Newsletters, reports, etc.
-SkyTruth: Your Opportunity to Identify and Monitor Environmental Problems
-NGA takes us on a digital walking tour of the St. Louis Arsenal.


NGAA-E Policy on Shared Media

The NGAA-East Executive Board would like to remind our members that the directory, newsletter, website and any other communication media compiled, maintained and distributed by the Chapter is primarily for the use of the Executive Board to communicate with our membership.  We also share these mediawith our membership expecting that they will be used for social purposes only, such as social invitations, get-well cards, notes of condolence, "will be in your area" phone calls or e-mails, or just "keeping in touch" notes.  NGAA-E is an alumni association and as such endeavors to provide means to keep us together in a mutually respectful way. 

Members may submit items, either via e-mail, or the web site, for Executive Board review and approval for general publication.

Commercial announcements, employment searches and business promotions are prohibited. However, since we, as an organization are a conglomerate of various geospatial career paths, items that detail individuals’ participation in historical projects or achievements may be permitted for distribution, as long as they do not violate the prohibitions listed above and are readily verifiable.

Announcements for social events and/or activities may involve a commercial enterprise or charitable organization. The Executive Board will strive to avoid implicit preference toward any group.

 When a member consents to have personal information listed in the directory, it is done with the assumption that each one of us will respect another's privacy, and not share, post or distribute the directory with anyone outside our membership or use it for anything other than the purposes stated above. 

 Using the directory (or any other communication media used by the Chapter) for other than the purposes stated above is considered an abuse of the privilege of membership in the Chapter.  Violators are subject to withdrawal of membership privileges, by the NGAA-East Executive Board.

 Ours is a social association founded for the purpose of staying in touch with our friends and former co-workers to share our interests and experiences.  Let's strive to keep it that way.