A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 16, 2011
Virginia Farm Boys (Central Intelligence Agency or CIA nickname)

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is the successor to World War II’s Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The George Bush Center for Intelligence headquarters compound of the CIA is located in the unincorporated community of Langley in Fairfax County, Virginia. in what used to be farmland. The CIA nickname of “Virginia farm boys” has been used since at least 1996, when the nickname was mentioned in the film Mission: Impossible.

The CIA has also been nicknamed “Christians In Action” (since at least 1978), “Crooks In Action” (since at least 2010), “Cocaine Importing Agency” (since at least 1989), “Capitalism’s International Army” (since at least 1995), “Capitalism’s Invisible Army” (by R. Buckminster Fuller in 1981), “Certified Idiots of America” (since at least 1996), “The Agency,” “The Company” (since at least 1972) and “Pickle Factory” (since at least 1965).


Wikipedia: Central Intelligence Agency
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian intelligence agency of the United States government. It is an executive agency and reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence, responsible for providing national security intelligence assessment to senior United States policymakers through means of non hostile psychological, cyber, and social warfare using none military commissioned civilians to carry out these intel gathering operations. The CIA also engages in covert activities at the request of the President of the United States.. When such field operations are organized, the U.S military or other warfare tacticians often carry these field operations out on behave of the agency, as few field units actually exist in the agency. Divisions, such as SAD, exist only to carry out emergancy field operations that require immediate suppression or dismantlement of a threat or weapon. Often, civilian intelligence agencies, such as the CIA, are used for intelligence gathering instead of the U.S military to prevent declaration of war.
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The CIA’s headquarters is in Langley in McLean, unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, a few miles west of Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River.

Wikipedia: George Bush Center for Intelligence
The George Bush Center for Intelligence is the headquarters compound of the Central Intelligence Agency, located in the unincorporated community of Langley in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The headquarters, officially named in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 for George H. W. Bush on April 26, 1999, is a conglomeration of the Original Headquarters Building (OHB) and the New Headquarters Building (NHB) that sits on a total of 258 acres (1.04 km2) of land. The OHB was designed by the New York firm Harrison & Abramovitz in the 1950s, and contains 1,400,000 square feet (130,000 m2) of space. The ground was broken for construction on November 3, 1959, and the building was completed in March 1961. The NHB, designed by Smith, Hinchman and Grylls Associates, was completed in March 1991 after the ground was broken for construction on May 24, 1984. It is a complex that adjoins two six-story office towers and is fully connected to the OHB.

Urban Dictionary
Virginia Farm Boy
A member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
He says he works construction but he is always traveling to weird parts of the world.... I think he is actually a Virginia farm boy.
...or from the movie Mission Impossible:
Ethan Hunt: Boot it up and anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes you’ll have Virginia farm boys hopping around you like jackrabbits.
by RedBeard53 Feb 12, 2010

Database of Movie Dialogs
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Mm - hmm…
Boot it up.
ln 30 seconds to 10 minutes,
you’ll have Virginia farm boys hopping around you like rabbits.

Google Books
Relentless Pursuit:
The DSS and the manhunt for the al-Qaeda terrorists

By Samuel M. Katz
New York, NY: Forge/Tom Doherty Associates
2002
Pg. 39:
The CIA agents, called “Virginia Farm Boys” in some Mujahadeen circles, were supporters of Azzam’s bureau, allies bringing weaponry and cash.

Google Books
Encyclopedia of Privacy, A - M
By William G. Staples
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press
2006
Pg. 91:
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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Because the headquarters of the CIA is located in Langley, Virginia, which was open farmland when the agency was formed and the headquarters was constructed, employees of the agency are often called “Virginia farm boys.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Sunday, October 16, 2011 • Permalink