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  • Brain food: Service members serve up Breakfast for the Brain

    Apr 26, 2016

    MONTEREY, Calif. -- Soldiers from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center are among those serving up "brain food" for local children during Saturday morning tutoring sessions at the Naval Postgraduate School. The "Breakfast for your Brain" program provides educational presentations and one-on-one tutoring for local children in first grade through high school.

  • IMCOM to push for policy changes, says new commanding general

    Apr 13, 2016

    During a visit to Presidio of Monterey, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl told installation staff that garrison challenges won't be solved with more money or more people. Dahl said he'll press for changes to Army policies that better align Installation Management Command's mission with fiscal and strategic realities.

  • Top of the charts! Presidio of Monterey posts top scores on Performance Triad survey

    Apr 12, 2016

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Presidio of Monterey ranked #1 among all Army garrisons in "Performance Triad" health behaviors -- sleep, activity and nutrition -- according to the Army's 2015 Health of the Force report. Presidio of Monterey service members ranked first in activity (84.6 of 100 points), first in nutrition (74.6 of 100), and second (71.3 of 100) in sleep behavior, according to the study.

  • Monterey military children run "across the country" to prepare for fun run

    Apr 7, 2016

    Students at Marshall Elementary School in Seaside, California have run "across the country," running enough collective miles to travel a route from Monterey Bay to Boston Harbor. The school is located on Ord Military Community at the Presidio of Monterey - an Army installation headquartered in Monterey, California. Many of the students are also training participate in a community 3K fun run with their parents in April.

  • Army Jazz Ambassadors play to packed house in Monterey

    Mar 18, 2016

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The U.S. Army Field Band's "Jazz Ambassadors" played to a packed house at the 1250-seat Golden West Theater in Monterey, Calif. March 17, 2016. The city is home to the Monterey Jazz Festival, an event that draws hundreds of artists and thousands of music-lovers to the city each year; and to the Presidio of Monterey, an Army installation located in the heart of the city's downtown.

  • Vietnam pilots get Silver Stars 44 years later

    Mar 9, 2016

    Two Cobra pilots that provided close air support enabling a South Vietnamese airborne battalion and its American advisor to escape being overrun are honored for their heroism 44 years later.

  • Service members enjoy front row seats at PGA ProAm

    Mar 2, 2016

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Service members enjoyed star treatment during the 2016 AT&T ProAm at Pebble Beach, an annual PGA Tour event that pairs celebrities with professional and amateur golfers and hosted annually at three Monterey peninsula golf courses. Non-profit organization "Birdies for the Brave" provided complimentary tickets to service members assigned to the Defense Language School Foreign Language Center, located at the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, Calif. The tour also hosted a military appreciation day during its mid-tournament "Celebrity Shootout" Feb. 10, 2016.

  • Texas Airmen admire Monterey Model

    Feb 26, 2016

    Military and civic leaders from San Angelo, Texas and Goodfellow Air Force visited the Presidio of Monterey to explore the Monterey, California Army installation's unique civic partnerships. The Monterey Model saves the Army money by sharing resources with the nearby cities of Seaside and Monterey, California, for common municipal and city services, such as public works and safety.

  • TRADOC commanding generals says DLIFLC is an example for Army University

    Feb 11, 2016

    The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center welcomed Gen. David Perkins, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Eustis, Virginia, to the Presidio of Monterey, California, Feb. 9.

  • Foreign Area Officers learn from the experts at Monterey language school

    Feb 1, 2016

    It takes cooperation to solve international problems such as Ebola in Liberia, the Syrian refugee crisis, island disputes in the South China Sea or how best to deal with ISIL, but Foreign Area Officers are up to the task.

  • El Nino - Are you ready?

    Jan 6, 2016

    Storms triggered by an El Nino weather pattern temporarily turned the Monterey Peninsula into an island during the 1997-98 storm season, and meteorologists are forecasting the current El Nino is similar in strength. Here's how military residents of the Monterey Bay area can prepare for storm-related flooding and other seasonal weather hazards.

  • Criminal Investigation Command warns of posting holiday travel plans

    Dec 7, 2015

    As Soldiers and their families prepare for the holiday season, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, warns that posting travel plans on social media sites makes your home vulnerable to burglary.

  • PoM DFAC employee hailed as hero

    Dec 4, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Police credit the actions of a Presidio of Monterey dining facility employee with stopping an attempted child-kidnapping at a Seaside, Calif. restaurant Nov. 27. Pete Vasquez is a 22-year Army veteran, and a shift leader at PoM's Combs Dining Facility.

  • Food, friends, and family: PoM community celebrates Thanksgiving

    Nov 26, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- More than 900 members of the Presidio of Monterey military community gathered for a traditional holiday meal at Presidio of Monterey's Belas and Combs dining facilities Nov. 26. The facilities serve students at the Defense Language Institute's Foreign Language Center, many of whom are new servicemembers who are spending their first Thanksgiving away from home. The DFACs also serves military families who are away from their own extended families during the holiday, and staff members -- some of whom are just being introduced to the American holiday and its traditions.

  • IMCOM's personnel program gives employees application option

    Nov 19, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO--The Installation Management Command's Voluntary Placement Program gives first consideration to internal employees wishing to move overseas or return to the continental U.S. from an overseas position

  • PoM police, partners conduct tactical first aid training

    Nov 18, 2015

    Presidio of Monterey Police Department hosted a Law Enforcement Tactical Life Saver Course for more than 30 local and regional law enforcement officers Nov. 16. The course was coordinated through the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative, a partnership of San Francisco Bay-area law enforcement agencies that uses federal grants to provide joint training opportunities for member departments.

  • Monterey language school commandant thanks Nisei veterans

    Nov 16, 2015

    Marking the second anniversary of the opening of the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center on Crissy Field in San Francisco, veterans, their families and guests gathered together to mark Veterans Day Nov. 14.

  • Yard sale brings bargains, builds community

    Nov 10, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Monterey Bay Military Housing Mayor's Program's quarterly Post-Wide Yard Sale brings bargains and shoppers together while building bonds among members of a diverse and highly-mobile military community.

  • Meals and deals on offer for Veterans Day

    Nov 10, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- In appreciation for military service, many restaurants and companies want to thank our active-duty service members and veterans by providing them with discounts or a free meal on Veterans Day. This list in no way claims to be all-inclusive and is only offered as a service to military and veteran community.

  • Local running event honors fallen service members

    Nov 9, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Approximately 500 runners congregated at Fort Ord Dunes State Park to honor fallen service members during the third annual Honor Our Fallen 5K & 10K Run/Walk, Oct. 24.

  • Presidio Combined Federal Campaign kicks off

    Oct 28, 2015

    "I GIVE because I CARE" was the theme of the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign kickoff event held by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey leadership in the Tin Barn Oct. 20.

  • Retired general says DLIFLC experience influenced 40-year career

    Oct 26, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James A. Adkins, a 1976 Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center graduate in Russian, spoke to current Russian students at the institute's European and Latin American School Oct. 23.

  • Military appreciation at CSUMB soccer showdown

    Oct 23, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- In a demonstration of the growing partnership between Presidio and neighboring Cal State Monterey Bay, the university hosted Military Appreciation Day during their men's and women's NCAA Division II Soccer matchup against Cal State Los Angeles, Oct. 18.

  • Presidio Rising Star competition wraps

    Oct 23, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Presidio's Rising Star singing competition finale was held Sept. 25 at the Hobson Recreation Center.

  • Free and fun brings military community to county fair

    Oct 5, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Hundreds of active duty military, veterans and family members took advantage of free admission and reduced rate carnival rides at the 2015 Monterey County Fair during Military Appreciation Day, Sept. 4.

  • Recruiting command commits to bringing on more linguists

    Sep 18, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jeffery Snow, commanding general of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, headquartered on Fort Knox, Kentucky, visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, California, Sept. 17.

  • Monterey opens inaugural 'special athletes' program

    Sep 11, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Presidio's inaugural "special athletes" program was held at Porter Youth Center April 26.

  • Presidio holds Change of Responsibility Ceremony for Garrison Command Sergeant Major

    Sep 11, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Family members, visitors and staff gathered at the Presidio of Monterey's Weckerling Center Aug. 21 for a change-of-responsibility ceremony that saw outgoing garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew J. Wynn Sr. pass the reins to Command Sgt. Maj. Leslie J. Hudson.

  • TRADOC deputy talks culture, language

    Sep 3, 2015

    The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center welcomed Lt. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, deputy commanding general and chief of staff of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command on Fort Eustis, Virginia, to the Presidio of Monterey, California, Sept. 2.

  • Presidio-CSUMB partnership reaches beyond education

    Sep 3, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- With similar demographics to pull from, the Presidio of Monterey and California State University Monterey Bay are looking toward a future with more partnership opportunities.

  • American Dream U returns to Presidio for career-inspiration event

    Jun 20, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Military community members turned out for a return entrepreneurial and career-inspiration presentation here by American Dream U June 19 and 20.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • Army Arts, Crafts Contest open to artisans and craftspeople

    Jun 2, 2015

    The 2015 Army Arts and Crafts Contest is open through July 31 for Morale, Welfare and Recreation artisans and craftspeople to submit their handiwork.

  • Legal assistance office recognized by American Bar Association

    May 27, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel awarded the legal office here with the Legal Assistance Distinguished Service Award for 2014.

  • The 11th ACR Horse Detachment Demonstrates Tradition

    May 27, 2015

    MARINA, Calif. - Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse welcomed the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment to their former home station after 75 years of being away from the Monterey Bay area in California to celebrate the history of U.S. Army Cavalry on 9 May.

  • Army, campuses continue to tackle challenges of harassment, assault

    May 7, 2015

    The locations are different, but the goal is the same, and for the second year in a row, the Army and academia partnered to find ways to put an end to sexual harassment and sexual assault.

  • Sun shines for Earth Day 2015 in Monterey

    May 6, 2015

    Some 600 community members stopped by to expand their knowledge on conservation and protection of natural resources from about 30 participating agencies during the Presidio's Earth Day fair April 30.

  • Presidio opens functional fitness facility

    May 1, 2015

    While you might be hearing a lot about "functional fitness," there is good reason: Functional fitness trains the body to handle real-life situations.

  • Army Training Network now accessible without a CAC card

    May 1, 2015

    Soldiers can now use smart phones and computer tablets to access the Army's primary website for training information.

  • Surf program helps wounded warriors

    Apr 29, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- When a Texas-based Soldier found himself hospitalized with serious injuries to almost every part of his body after being struck by a drunk driver in 2014, he had no idea what his future would hold as he tried to pick up the pieces and started down the long road of recovery and adaptation as an injured Soldier.

  • Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"

    Apr 24, 2015

    The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, "We Serve," pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Vietnam War.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • Vietnam-era events featured in today's Soldier Show inspired changes to notification process in '65

    Apr 20, 2015

    The film "We Were Soldiers" not only inspired the script of the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show "We Serve," it also documented a change in the way survivors of fallen Soldiers were notified of the loss of their loved ones.

  • Presidio EFMP manager recognized as IMCOM hero

    Apr 20, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio of Monterey's Exceptional Family Member Program manager was acknowledged with a prestigious "hero" recognition recently.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • Presidio celebrating military children during April

    Apr 9, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Monterey military community children are busy celebrating the Month of the Military Child.

  • SHARP workshop invites military, academia to share best practices

    Apr 6, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center leaders welcomed local military and academia representatives to the Presidio of Monterey for a two-day Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention workshop recently.

  • Pertussis case reported at OMC child development center

    Apr 6, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - An infant at the Monterey Road Child Development Center on Ord Military Community was diagnosed with Pertussis in March. California Health Officials continue to urge vaccination against Pertussis ("Whooping Cough") for infants and pregnant women as Pertussis continues to spread in California.

  • Last Call

    Apr 3, 2015

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand: driving.

  • Commissaries start roll out of in-store Wi-Fi

    Apr 2, 2015

    Wi-Fi access for commissary patrons is coming to stateside stores, including Ord Community Commissary.

  • Community leaders become community readers during Read Across America

    Mar 30, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- To anyone but a gleeful preschooler, the sight of a Soldier, especially a command sergeant major, in a stovepipe two-foot high green hat with white stripes would seem very unusual.

  • American Dream University comes to Monterey

    Mar 3, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- More than 250 participants attended the Presidio of Monterey Garrison and American Dream U free two-day entrepreneurial and career-motivational event in Monterey Feb. 20 and 21.

  • Presidio reaches out to service members during Military Saves Week

    Mar 3, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Presidio of Monterey service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center signed up for free financial-planning advice and informational materials at the mid-POM Java Cafe during Military Saves Week Feb. 23 - 28.

  • Presidio Army Emergency Relief campaign officially underway March 1

    Mar 3, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Presidio of Monterey and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center kicked off its 2015 AER campaign March 1.

  • Contracting database offers timely, accurate data

    Mar 2, 2015

    Today's fiscal landscape requires that leaders and resource managers across the Army possess the most accurate and up-to-date acquisition data available to maximize the use of their budgets.

  • Community hospital recognized for excellent support to military in Monterey

    Mar 2, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The commander of the California Medical Detachment here officiated at an award presentation ceremony Feb. 20 to recognize support and contributions made by the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula to community military members.

  • Porter Youth Center employee receives prestigious leadership award

    Feb 26, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- An employee at the Presidio of Monterey Porter Youth Center has been selected by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Maytag as a recipient of a prestigious national recognition.

  • Presidio reaching out to service members during Military Saves Week

    Feb 20, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- As part of Military Saves Week 2015, the Presidio of Monterey is spreading the saving message and urging the community to participate in Military Saves Week Feb. 23 - 28.

  • Military volunteers keeping it green at golf tournament

    Feb 11, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- More than 200 service member volunteers from the Monterey area are expected to assist a local non-profit in keeping things environmentally friendly at this year's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament.

  • Letter to community from Presidio Garrison Commander

    Feb 1, 2015

    Dear Neighbor: I am writing to follow-up on the actions taken in response to concerns expressed at the recent Monterey Town Hall meeting of Wednesday, 21 January 2015.

  • 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, 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.