DIA is first in all-source defense intelligence to prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners, and policymakers. We deploy globally alongside warfighters and interagency partners to defend America's national security interests.
Learn more about DIA »
2012-2017 Strategic Plan»
CONNECT WITH DIA
Defense Intelligence Agency Supports Veterans
April 9, 2012
WASHINGTON – Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) employees, including staff from DIA's National Intelligence University, visited veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home here on March 15, 2012.
DIA staff officers enjoyed a tour of the historical facility prior to meeting and having lunch with residents. The visit raised awareness of the facility that was established in 1851 and features living quarters, a health care center and various amenities for the military veteran residents. Resting on a 272-acre site overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the facility has also been a part-time home to four U.S. presidents.
The Armed Forces Retirement Home is one of two in the United States with congressional oversight, with a second facility in Gulfport, Miss. The homes receive operational funding from active-duty enlisted service members' payroll deductions as well as fines and forfeitures.
After the tour, DIA employees met and had lunch with residents ranging in age from 45 to 100, many of whom have resided at the facility 20 years or longer. Before departing, the group donated periodicals and calendars given by the Defense Intelligence Agency's Historical Research Division as well as historical, unclassified military maps from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
The Defense Intelligence Agency's continuing outreach efforts with the home include an annual Christmas card drive. In May 2012, DIA will conduct a similar visit to the home by military senior enlisted advisors.
For more information regarding the Armed Forces Retirement Home or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, visit www.afrh.gov.
DIA is the nation’s premier all-source military intelligence organization.
It provides the nation’s most authoritative assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities. The agency’s four core competencies -- human intelligence, all-source analysis, counterintelligence and technical intelligence -- enable military operations while also informing policy-makers at the defense and national levels.
DIA’s mission is unique and no other agency matches its military expertise across such a broad range of intelligence disciplines.
This page was last updated March 21, 2013.