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American Dream U free veteran business seminar coming to Monterey
Jan 27, 2015
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Presidio of Monterey Garrison and American Dream U are hosting a free two-day entrepreneurial and career-inspiration event in Monterey Feb. 20 and 21. The event is open to all members of the military community, including military personnel, retirees, veterans, civilian employees and their spouses.
POM Combined Federal Campaign contributors give generously in 2014
Jan 23, 2015
From Oct. 15 to Dec. 15, federal employees gave to more than 21,000 charities nationwide. Local organizations include, Monterey Peninsula Children's Groups, the Monterey Chapter of the Society for the Protection of Animals (SPCA), United Way of California-Monterey County, and the Veteran's Transition Center of Monterey County located near the Ord Military community.
How to report a crime to Army CID
Dec 30, 2014
Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.
Severe storm moves toward Monterey
Dec 10, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif., -- Ahead of what many weather experts are saying may be the worst storm to hit the Monterey Bay area in the last five years, the Presidio of Monterey is taking preventive measures to help ensure the safety of community members and to control flooding and runoff on the installation.
Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change
Oct 22, 2014
Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."
80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year credits resilience for achievement
Oct 22, 2014
FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2014) --- Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto, an All Source Intelligence Analyst senior instructor assigned to 6th Military Intelligence Battalion/95th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 100th Training Division, beat out seven other competitors to win the 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year Competition here Oct. 20 and 21.
Presidio kicks off Combined Federal Campaign 2014
Oct 22, 2014
The annual charity season began at the Presidio with a Combined Federal Campaign kick-off ceremony for key-leaders at the Tin Barn Oct. 15.
Presidio dedicates building to Medal of Honor recipient
Oct 22, 2014
More than 100 people turned out for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Presidio of Monterey's newest instructional building in honor of a Medal of Honor recipient and language graduate here Oct. 17.
Presidio heats up with Fire Prevention Week events
Oct 7, 2014
Presidio of Monterey, CA -- The National Fire Protection Association's Fire Prevention Week is set for Oct. 5-11, and Presidio of Monterey Fire and Emergency Services will participate in activities during the week.
DLIFLC Awards 10,000th Associate of Arts Degree
Oct 2, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center awarded its 10,000th Associate of Arts degree in Foreign Language here on June 5.
Army Reserve command sergeant major addresses 80th Training Command senior NCOs
Sep 9, 2014
Gold Star Families Honored at Presidio 4 Sept. Reception
Sep 8, 2014
The Presidio of Monterey is active year-round providing support and inclusion to Gold Star families at events and observances large and small, and the recent Presidio Resiliency Festival at Price Field Sept. 4 provided another opportunity to invite and honor local Gold Star families to the Presidio.
2014 Soldier Show comes to Presidio of Monterey
Sep 8, 2014
The U.S. Army Entertainment Program brought its high-spirited Soldier Show to the Presidio's Price Fitness Center, closing the post's day-long Resiliency Festival with an up-beat, patriotic coda Sept. 4.
Service members, military families turn out for Monterey County Fair Military Appreciation Day
Sep 3, 2014
The Monterey County Fair rolled out the red carpet for service members and their families with free admission and special recognition during Military Appreciation Day, Aug. 29th.
SMA addresses National Guard troops, discusses Army profession
Aug 20, 2014
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III emphasized professionalism during a visit with enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Army National Guard Readiness Center,in Arlington, Virginia, and surrounding installations, Aug. 15, 2014.
Presidio of Monterey service members share laughter, learning, fellowship at annual SHARP event
Aug 19, 2014
More than 200 service members and civilians turned out for the annual Presidio of Monterey SHARP and SAPR Night at the Presidio's Post Theater Aug. 15, which included picnicking on the theater's outdoor terrace, overlooking the Monterey Bay at sunset, information tables highlighting local associations and programs, guest speakers, skits and improv, an awards ceremony and video clips.
Presidio celebrates Women's Equality Day Aug. 5
Aug 18, 2014
The Presidio of Monterey community and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center celebrated Women's Equality Day at the Presidio's Tin Barn Aug. 5.
Army's 229th MI Battalion, Presidio of Monterey welcomes new leader
Aug 18, 2014
Lt. Col. Derrick Long assumed command of the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion, Presidio of Monterey, on 1 Aug. at the Presidio's Soldier Field, relieving Lt. Col. Frank Smith in a Change of Command Ceremony.
Presidio's 229th MI Battalion welcomes new leader
Aug 4, 2014
The Army's 229th Military Intelligence Battalion welcomed a new leader during a change-of-command ceremony held Aug. 1 at teh Presidio's Soldier Field.
Standing down with helping hand for Monterey County homeless veterans
Aug 1, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif., -- The Monterey County Veterans Stand-Down event runs through Aug. 3. Organizers set up a temporary village to process homeless veterans into the Veterans Affairs system as well as provide other needed assistance.
229th MI Linguists leave classroom for tactical training
Jul 31, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Nearly 70 linguists from the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion left their classrooms for tactical training at former Fort Ord MOUT site recently.
Air Force's 314th Training Squadron, Presidio of Monterey welcomes new leader
Jul 17, 2014
The Air Force's 314th Training Squadron, located on the Presidio of Monterey welcomed a new leader during a change of copmmand ceremony July 16.
New leader takes reins of Marine Corps Detachment, Presidio of Monterey
Jul 14, 2014
The Presidio's Marine Corps Detachment (MARCORDET), Presidio of Monterey welcomed a new leader during a ceremony held here July 10.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Presidio now connected to Army's Meter Data Management System
Jul 8, 2014
Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Presidio of Monterey are the latest installations to connect advanced electric meters to the Army's enterprise-wide Meter Data Management System that allows energy managers to monitor energy consumption from a building level and use that information to help reduce energy consumption and cost.
Fireworks use illegal on military property, including OMC, POM, La Mesa
Jul 2, 2014
No fireworks of any kind are allowed anywhere on the Presidio of Monterey, Ord Military Community or La Mesa Village. Service members and civilians are encouraged to celebrate and enjoy their Fourth of July holiday this weekend and to do so without fireworks.
Make fireworks safety a priority this holiday
Jul 2, 2014
According to Fireworksafety.com, malfunction and careless use of fireworks result in nearly 10,000 injuries every year. More than 65 percent of all fireworks-related injuries occur during the month of July. Fireworks safety is in your hands, and it is your responsibility as a service member to not risk injury.
Destruction for Appetite: POM KO's obsolete buildings preparing for new dining facility
Jun 23, 2014
The Presidio of Monterey reaches first milestone in construction of a new, much-anticipated dining facility June 19.
Army celebrates birthday in grand fashion
Jun 18, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Inside the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel the Army's 239 years of service and tradition were celebrated by attendees of the 229th Military Intelligence Army Birthday Ball June 7.
How to report a crime to Army CID: '1-844-ARMY- CID' released
Jun 17, 2014
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues its campaign to combat crime in the Army by adding a new toll-free telephone number, 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243), designed to be easy to remember allowing Soldiers, civilians and family members to report a crime 24/7.
Don't let student loan debt get you in trouble
Jun 13, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- In the last 30 years, the average tuition at a public four-year college has tripled. Accumulating too much student loan debt can present new college graduates with overwhelming monthly payments, subjecting them to a risk of default, poor credit, and other adverse financial consequences.
DLIFLC awards 10,000th foreign language AA degree
Jun 11, 2014
The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center awarded its 10,000th Associate of Arts in Foreign Language on June 5, 2014, marking an impressive milestone for the Institute's regionally accredited program.
DLIFLC presents Department of Defense linguist awards
Jun 10, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center announced the winners of the 2013 Command Language Program of the Year and Language Professional of the Year for all four services June 3.
Presidio upgrades critical to defense language training mission
Jun 9, 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District manages construction on several major projects at the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, Calif. The program incorporates the latest energy and water conservation technologies in order to operate more efficiently and in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner. Most recently, the Corps broke ground on a new dining facility March 17, 2014, that is designed to feed up to 1300 personnel over a 90 minute period. The Corps is also constructing a new general instruction building for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and is renovating the school's cultural center. Both projects will be completed August 2014.
Dari-speaking DLIFLC diners devour delicious delicacies, important lessons
May 28, 2014
Language fluency is only one the many tools a Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center linguist possesses. They will also leave the Presidio of Monterey with a unique knowledge and insight into the local culture of their language of study, including its social structure and mores, spiritual beliefs, traditions and symbols. Eighteen DLIFLC students spend a day in a typical Afghan home, immersed in Afghani culture, language and social structure.
Gold Star families honored at Presidio of Monterey Memorial Day ceremony, reception
May 27, 2014
The Presidio of Monterey Garrison hosted a special reception to honor the Gold Star families of eight fallen service members at the POM Chapel annex May 23. The Gold Star families were invited as special guests by the Presidio to attend the Presidio's Memorial Day Ceremony at Soldier Field.
New leader takes reins of DLIFLC
May 23, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio's Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center welcomed Col. David K. Chapman as its new leader during a ceremony here May 22.
Presidio honors fallen service members at Memorial Day ceremony
May 23, 2014
More than 2,000 service members, civilians and family members gathered to pay tribute to the brave men and women of the armed forces at the Presidio of Monterey Memorial Day ceremony at the Presidio's Soldier Field May 23.
Monterey SHARPens knowledge against sexual harassment, assault
May 19, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Throughout the year, Sgt. 1st Class Saffron Fletcher organizes SHARP training as well as interactive opportunities to deliver the Army's message regarding sexual harassment and assault.
DLIFLC Language Day Celebration draws 2k+ K-12 visitors to Presidio
May 9, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The return of the Defense Language Institute's Language Day celebration was a welcome -- and well attended -- event, with visitor turn-out numbered in the thousands.
Presidio breaks ground for new dining facility
Apr 18, 2014
The new Presidio of Monterey DFAC facility will face the Monterey Bay and provide student service members with scenic hilltop views of the Pacific while simultaneously alleviating overcrowding and delay for DLIFLC students on the run. Designed to be both practical and pleasant, the new state-of-the -art facility enhances the quality of life for service members stationed on the Presidio.
Presidio of Monterey Pediatric Clinic staff welcome patrons at open house
Apr 17, 2014
The Presidio of Monterey Army Health Clinic officially re-opened the doors of its pediatric clinic in downtown Monterey following a reception and open house held April 1.
Presidio of Monterey Police join crackdown on texting and hand-held cell use behind the wheel
Apr 10, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- As part of April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, The Presidio of Monterey Police are joining over 200 other local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol in a month-long "zero tolerance" enforcement and education campaign to curb those texting or operating hand-held cell phones while driving.
Presidio observes 2014 Holocaust Days of Remembrance with message of vigilance, hope
Apr 9, 2014
"The days of remembrance are set aside in memory of the victims, but also honor the survivors of the Holocaust as well as their rescuers and liberators."
Community opens arms to military during local festival
Apr 4, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif., -- Touted as "America's Last Hometown," Pacific Grove invites the military community for an old-fashioned celebration with the Good Old Days Festival April 5 and 6.
Presidio of Monterey celebrating Month of the Military Child
Apr 3, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- This year's theme, "Young Lives, Big Stories" also highlights the unique lifestyles and contributions military children make to our nation. Locally, the Presidio's big event is "Celebrating Military Children" at the Porter Youth Center on Ord Military Community 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12.
Presidio celebrates Women's History Month
Mar 28, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- During the Presidio event, keynote speaker, Air Force Col. Ginger L. Wallace, shared her experiences meeting and working with women of great courage in Afghanistan.
229th MI Battalion Soldiers gather for change of responsibility ceremony
Mar 25, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Soldiers from the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion stationed at the Presidio of Monterey gathered for a change-of-responsibility ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey's Soldier Field March 21.
Army, Presidio celebrate women of character, courage, commitment
Mar 21, 2014
March is Women's History Month; a time to celebrate the contribution and honor the sacrifices and accomplishments of women who not only shaped the Army, but the country as well.
Presidio wins secretary of the Army's Energy Management Award
Mar 20, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced the Army's top achievers in energy and water conservation recently, recognizing the Presidio of Monterey in the small group Energy Efficiency and Energy Management category.
Women's History Month: WACs at the Presidio
Mar 14, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The cover of the May 12, 1944, issue of the Fort Ord Panorama shows Technician Third Grade Margery Barrett. Barrett, a member of the Women's Army Corps, served at the Presidio of Monterey, after recently serving in Algiers.
Presidio kicks off Army Emergency Relief campaign
Mar 7, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Annual Army Emergency Relief campaign is officially underway for the Presidio of Monterey and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. This year's theme is "Army Emergency Relief -- A Soldiers First Choice."
CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website
Feb 7, 2014
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, 2014, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members.
Checking Your Tax Return
Feb 6, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - No matter who prepares your return, you are responsible for what goes to the IRS.
AT&T Pro-Am Military Appreciation Day 2014
Feb 6, 2014
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Wednesday, Feb. 5, was Military Appreciation Day at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, one of the most popular stops on the national PGA tour. During the day, POM and DLI service members received free admission and special access to one of the week's highlights, the traditional 3M Celebrity Challenge.
CID warns of Government Travel Card phishing scam
Jan 23, 2014
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about a new phishing scam where criminals are targeting U.S. Government Travel Card holders.
Presidio Tax Center provides free assistance to all ranks, retirees
Jan 2, 2014
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Every year the Presidio of Monterey's Tax Center helps service members and their families find deductions and tax benefits they might not be aware of.
Monterey visionary Fred Meurer retiring, city leader worked closely with military
Dec 6, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- It could be argued that Fred Meurer has done more for the military in Monterey than anyone over the last 32 years. He's helped the community deal with Fort Ord closing, helped prevent the closures of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Naval Postgraduate School (multiple times), developed a business model that saved the city of Monterey and the Army millions of dollars on maintenance, and been the voice of reason amidst fiscal crises and other emergencies.
VA and DOD break ground on first integrated clinic in California
Nov 26, 2013
MARINA, Calif. -- Ground was broken Nov. 11 for what will be California's first integrated Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint health-care clinic in Marina.
Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center opens
Nov 26, 2013
PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO -- Twenty years in the making, the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center opened at Crissy Field on the Presidio of San Francisco on Veterans Day.
Run for the Fallen Fort Ord event success
Nov 6, 2013
MARINA, Calif. -- The Monterey Peninsula is home to a new racing event with a cause that is close to the heart for many local military community members, honoring service members who lost their lives while serving in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
229th Soldier wins local Rising Star competition
Oct 30, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- A Soldier, representing Company B, 229th Military Intelligence Battalion, walked away the winner of the 2013 local Rising Star competition at the Hobson Recreation Center here Oct. 25, touting a trophy and a check.
Community offers Halloween fun
Oct 23, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif -- The Presidio of Monterey offers trick-or-treaters plenty of opportunity for safe fun this Halloween.
Prescribed burn on former Fort Ord Oct. 14
Oct 23, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- A prescribed burn takes place on the former Fort Ord Oct. 14. Prescribed burns totaling approximately 700 acres of vegetation were conducted on the former Fort Ord Oct. 14 and 15.
Combined Federal Campaign resumes as shutdown ends
Oct 22, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The annual Combined Federal Campaign charity drive, interrupted by the 16-day federal government shutdown, has resumed.
Protecting the Force and yourself
Oct 22, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Recently, the Presidio of Monterey Police has experienced an increase in reports of lost or stolen common access cards and military identification cards.
Presidio hosts Gold Star Mothers
Oct 22, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Presidio of Monterey Garrison Commander Col. Paul Fellinger and Judy Fellinger hosted a luncheon for local Gold Star Mothers at the Presidio Sept. 30. In addition to the Fellingers, other garrison and Defense Language School Foreign Language Center leaders were on hand to greet the guests. This year, Sept. 29 was celebrated as Gold Star Mother's Day to honor the mothers of fallen service members.
CID urges caution when using myPay or No Pay apps
Oct 18, 2013
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-DOD sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services accounts.
CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity
Sep 19, 2013
Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.
Fair offers service members a taste of Americana
Sep 17, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Monterey County Fair opened its doors to service members and their dependents with free admission and discounted ride wristbands Aug. 30. The day, designated as Military Day by fair organizers, included a special flag ceremony in the Pattee Arena.
Soldier Show comes to Presidio
Aug 22, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The U.S. Army Soldier Show put on a high-energy 75-minute song-and-dance production inside the Presidio's Price Fitness Center gym Aug. 16.
Military honored during SF Giants pre-game
Aug 14, 2013
Presidio of Monterey, Calif. -- Service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center were honored by Coca-Cola and the San Francisco Giants during a pre-game presentation at AT&T Park in San Francisco July 21.
Presidio police share school-safety tips
Aug 14, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Cali. -- It's that time of year again. New teachers, new faces, new students, new places. More than 23 million children have returned or are preparing to go back to school.
Providing a service during Car Week and having a bit of fun
Aug 14, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center are asked to volunteer their free time by many local events. This year is has been no different -- from golf tournaments to foot and car races to Monterey's "Car Week," they are much in demand.
CID warns of social networking, dating site scams
Jul 30, 2013
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.
Area schools begin new year in early August
Jul 17, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - This might be tough to imagine, but it is almost time for school to begin. School year 2013-2014 will begin for all Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and Pacific Grove Unified School District schools Aug. 7. Carmel Unified commences their school year a week later on Aug. 14.
Presidio of Monterey changes leadership
Jul 12, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The United States Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey conducted a change-of-command ceremony on Soldier Field July 10. Col. Joel J. Clark, garrison commander since July 2011, passed the colors to his replacement, Col. Paul W. Fellinger Jr.
Presidio celebrates diversity with Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Jun 14, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Nearly 200 military, civilians and family members came together to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month at the Tin Barn May 16.
California first responders train for response on former Fort Ord
Jun 7, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Given the recent devastation in Oklahoma, it is not difficult to imagine a major earthquake, people displaced, casualties, communications down, roads disabled and people in dire need of immediate medical treatment.
Finally! End of the school year is here: Now what?
May 28, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - As another school year has come and gone, many eager parents are already thinking of the next school year.
Hagel Announces Furlough Days for DOD Employees
May 14, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After weeks of review, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded budget cuts will require most of the department's civilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July, but that because of other efforts to deal with the shortfall, only half of the 22 days originally envisioned as temporary layoffs will now be necessary.
Presidio Police capture fugitive on Ord Military Community
May 10, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio of Monterey Police Officers apprehended a wanted fugitive in the Ord Military Community in Seaside May 6.
Gravesite accountability mission to record, automate Army post cemeteries
Apr 25, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (April 25, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command began in April to record headstone images and review interment records at 29 Army post cemeteries worldwide.
Monterey focuses on military kids during April
Apr 22, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Monterey military community children are busy celebrating the Month of the Military Child.
Monterey military community celebrates Earth Day 2013
Apr 22, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The U.S. Army celebrates Earth Day at approximately 200 installations, major commands and organizations in the United States and around the world, including the Presidio of Monterey. The Army's 2013 Earth Day theme is "Acknowledge the Past, Engage the Present, Chart the Future."
Army conducting gravesite accountability
Apr 12, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Supporting the Army's efforts to bring graves record keeping into the 21st Century, a team from Installation Management Command arrived in Monterey this week to help the Presidio of Monterey upgrade its cemetery operations.
Runners get muddy at former Fort Ord
Apr 5, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- More than 3,000 people gathered together on the Monterey Peninsula March 23 to give credence to the adage that you are never too old to play in the mud.
Army to help improve installation access for Gold Star Family members
Mar 28, 2013
The U.S. Army Installation Management Command recently implemented a program to ensure Family members of Fallen Soldiers have easier access to Army installations. On March 14, Army installations began issuing a standardized Gold Star Installation Access Card to parents and siblings of deceased active duty Soldiers to allow unescorted access to the installation, so they are able to receive services and support.
America pays tribute to spouses, family members of fallen military
Mar 28, 2013
America will pay respect April 5 to the spouses and families of fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces. A resolution to designate Gold Star Wives Day was approved March 20 by the U.S. Senate in recognition of the sacrifices made by these spouses and family members.
Taxpayer responsible for accuracy, even if tax pro does work
Mar 21, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - No matter who prepares your return, you are responsible for what goes to the IRS. However, many people assume they are not responsible to the IRS if something is entered incorrectly because they had a "professional" complete their return or there is an implied "guarantee" that the return is correct.
Marines practice search, rescue ops
Mar 20, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- "Ready topside! Ready lower! Ready for two! Ready for three!" yelled Capt. Art Webb from the City of Monterey Fire Department and Monterey County Urban Search and Rescue team leader.
Army Emergency Relief campaign underway
Mar 20, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Annual Army Emergency Relief campaign is officially underway for the Presidio of Monterey and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. This year's theme is "Supporting Soldiers and their Families -- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."
IMCOM workforce preps for sequester furloughs
Mar 13, 2013
Civilian personnel brace for the impact of furloughs and changing financial priorities on their organizations. Furloughs have the potential to impact approximately 27,000 IMCOM employees.
Army chaplain to be awarded Medal of Honor
Mar 11, 2013
President Barack Obama announced March 11, 2013, that Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun will be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, April 11, for his actions leading up to his capture as a prisoner of war in North Korea.
Martinez turns over responsibility as Presidio's top NCO
Mar 8, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- "Excuse me, but you're not on the list." The words nobody wants to hear at their own ceremony -- wedding, retirement or change of responsibility -- you name it, we don't want to hear it.
CID warns of email scam, criminals posing as police
Mar 5, 2013
The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning both the Army community and the public about a new Internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials.
ODR trip celebrates Chinese New Year
Feb 28, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Underneath the red paper lanterns, the "pop, pop" of firecrackers and amongst dense crowds on San Francisco's Chinatown streets, a group of about 20 students from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Monterey Institute of International Studies arrived to witness the largest Chinese New Year celebration and parade in the world outside of Asia.
Town Hall meeting discusses sequestration
Feb 28, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Presidio of Monterey Garrison Commander Col. Joel J. Clark provides a briefing on the potential sequestration and possible furlough of government civilian employees during a garrison town-hall event at the General Stilwell Community Center Feb. 26.
Tournament appreciation for service members overflowing at AT&T Pro-Am
Feb 8, 2013
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - While the biggest draw Feb. 6 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am were the dozen celebrities participating in the 3M Celebrity Challenge, event organizers increased their effort this year to recognize the large number of service members in attendance during the tournament's Military Appreciation Day.
Service members attend Pebble Beach golf tournament
Feb 6, 2013
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Monterey service members are getting up close with celebrities at the Military-Appreciation Day at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament today.
PGA golf tournament offers free tickets to service members
Jan 31, 2013
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Service members are invited to attend the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach for free a few days of the event, which spans Feb. 4-10.