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  • Presidio Marine selected DOD military linguist of year

    Nov 8, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. ‐ One Marine student here was recently recognized as the Department of Defense Language Professional of the Year.

  • Language and culture

    Nov 2, 2012

    23rd Chemical Battalion Soldiers learning Korean customs, courtesies before moving to 'Land of Morning Calm.'

  • Happy Halloween from the Presidio

    Nov 1, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Children at the Monterey Road Child Development Center went "trunk or treating" Oct. 31. This is the first year parents have been invited to decorate their trunks and pass out non-candy items to the children.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 1 Nov 1941

    Oct 26, 2012

    Japanese Language School opened at Presidio of San Francisco 1 November 1941.

  • Community offers Halloween fun

    Oct 26, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio of Monterey offers trick-or-treaters plenty of opportunity for safe fun this Halloween. Trick-or-treating in the housing areas runs 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

  • ShakeOut: Record number practice for next earthquake

    Oct 25, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Presidio community participated in the largest earthquake drill in the nation Oct. 18.

  • Soldier receives back-to-back Rising Star wins

    Oct 25, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Spc. Constance Mack was crowned the Presidio's Rising Star winner for the second year in a row during the local finale of the Army singing competition organized by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate at the Hobson Student Activity Center Oct. 12.

  • Presidio celebrates open season on charity

    Oct 25, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The annual charity season began with the Combined Federal Campaign kick-off ceremony here Oct. 22.

  • Presidio Fire Department houses new engine

    Oct 25, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Community members took part in a time-honored tradition during a fire truck-housing ceremony on Ord Military Community Oct. 9.

  • Hispanic heritage more than genetics

    Oct 5, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Presidio of Monterey community kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Tin Barn Sept. 24. The guest speaker for the event, which was sponsored by the Marine Corps Detachment here, was Marine Staff Sgt. Rafael Campos, Company A first sergeant.

  • Presidio hosts Gold Star luncheon

    Oct 5, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Every year the fourth Sunday of September is for honoring mothers whose sons or daughters died in the line of duty. This year, in recognition of the Gold Star designation, Presidio of Monterey leaders hosted a luncheon for local Gold Star Families here Sept. 28.

  • Residents reminded of Mountain Lion presence

    Sep 28, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Recent mountain lion sightings serve as a reminder to local residents to remain vigilant in keeping an eye on pets. Why are there mountain lions in the area?

  • Rising Stars shine on the Presidio

    Sep 28, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Military community hopefuls took a shot at being the next Rising Star during auditions Sept. 14 at the Hobson Student Activities Center here.

  • Newly trained instructors boost combatives program

    Sep 28, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Fifteen Soldiers from the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion graduated from the Basic Combatives Course with a small ceremony held inside the Price Fitness Center Sept. 19.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour flies over of Presidio of Monterey

    Sep 21, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - For about an hour, Monterey spectators anxiously awaited the arrival of Space Shuttle Endeavour, which was supposed to fly over the Monterey Bay Aquarium before heading to Los Angeles. However, when the shuttle finally appeared about 10:55 a.m., Sept. 21, it was quite a surprise to see the shuttle head not down the coast, but toward the Presidio.

  • Presidio plans Hispanic heritage observance

    Sep 18, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed annually throughout the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, will be celebrated at the Presidio's Tin Barn 4 p.m. Sept. 24.

  • Physical competition brings airmen together

    Sep 14, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Air Force's 311th and 314th Training Squadrons went head to head during the Air Combat Challenge event at Soldier Field Aug. 31.

  • Dodge ball tourney

    Sep 14, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Service members participated in the Presidio of Monterey's Better Opportunity for Single Service Members dodge ball event at Price Fitness Center here Aug. 24.

  • Community gathers to pack boxes for deployed troops

    Sep 10, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Service members from the Presidio of Monterey stepped forward along with other volunteers from local communities to organize care packages for Soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and coast guardsmen stationed overseas as part of Operation Care and Comfort's Monterey chapter at the Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula Aug. 23.

  • Presidio's 229th MI Bn. changes command

    Sep 10, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Presidio of Monterey community members turned out to say good-bye to one leader while they welcomed another when 229th Military Intelligence Battalion leadership changed hands during a change-of-command ceremony here Aug. 24.

  • Service members turn out for 76th Monterey County Fair

    Sep 10, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Monterey area service members took time during the long Labor Day weekend to enjoy the sights and activities offered at the Monterey County Fair here.

  • New solar array does heavy lifting at Presidio fitness center

    Aug 24, 2012

    Solar power has come to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., with the completion of a 370 kilowatt photovoltaic array on the roof of Price Fitness Center this past spring.

  • IMCOM commander speaks about community support during conference

    Aug 16, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The commander of the Installation Management Command spoke during the Association of Defense Communities conference here Aug. 6 about the important job communities around the nation are doing to support their troops.

  • Presidio Police share school-safety tips

    Aug 16, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- 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.

  • Ord Military Community Exchange receives $2.5-million upgrade

    Aug 16, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Ord Military Community Main Exchange celebrated its $2.5-million renovation with a grand-opening event July 26.

  • Presidio volunteers recognized for service

    Aug 2, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio organizations and community members were recognized for their volunteer service worth more than three-quarters of a million dollars during a ceremony on Ord Military Community June 21.

  • Community kids find hope with horses

    Jul 20, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Nearly 25 Monterey Military Community families took part recently in therapeutic horse riding when a local business donated its facility for a morning of horse riding and interaction.

  • Monterey beaches: With beauty comes obligation

    Jul 20, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- With the summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to take a break from your busy schedules and enjoy some of the spectacular outdoor recreation opportunities that are on offer just outside the Presidio gates. And nothing epitomizes summer in Monterey as a day on one of the local beaches.

  • Attendees urged to 'tell your story' during Retiree Appreciation Day

    Jul 18, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Ord Military Community's General Stilwell Community Center was filled with retired military members and their families for the annual Retiree Appreciation Day June 9.

  • Monterey military, local schools partnership receives award

    Jul 13, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Monterey Military Community was recently recognized for its education partnership with Monterey area schools June 28. During the recent Military Child Education Coalition National Training Seminar in Texas, recipients of the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award program were formally recognized.

  • Service members step up for Independence Day

    Jul 13, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey Garrison displayed their military marching skills for the local community by participating in a pair of local parades occurring during the first week of July.

  • Presidio volunteers recognized for service

    Jul 13, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Presidio of Monterey organizations and community members were recognized for their volunteer service during a ceremony on Ord Military Community June 21.

  • Fallen Soldier recognized with building dedication

    Jun 29, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- A Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center graduate was memorialized with a building dedication June 22 in recognition of his bravery and selflessness in paying the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

  • Fireworks use illegal on Presidio

    Jun 29, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- On the Fourth of July, the nation will celebrate its 236th birthday. For most of us the weekend will be filled with family gatherings, festivals and fireworks.

  • Monterey celebrates 237 years of Army tradition

    Jun 26, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The 229th Military Intelligence Battalion celebrated the 237th birthday of the Army at the Hyatt Regency Monterey June 9.

  • Service members gather at Presidio to honor fallen sailor

    Jun 26, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Students, staff and faculty at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center gathered May 31 to pay tribute to Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason M. Steen, who died unexpectedly while camping with friends May 19.

  • From horseshoes to "shukran"

    Jun 26, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Even though the building is less than three months old, its site is full of history.

  • Post celebrates diversity during Asian-Pacific American event

    Jun 4, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Military, civilians and family members came together to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month at the Tin Barn May 23.

  • Presidio remembers fallen comrades during ceremony

    Jun 4, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- It was a day of solemn military ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey May 24 as the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center honored four alumni who in the past year had lost their life in the war on terrorism.

  • DLIFLC hosts inaugural naturalization ceremony

    Jun 1, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Two faculty members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center received their United States citizenship April 3, as part of the first naturalization ceremony held at DLIFLC.

  • McHugh: Language, culture vital for future missions

    May 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh said that language and culture skills are critical for the successful accomplishment of missions overseas today and in the future, during a visit to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, May 21, 2012.

  • Families meet fitness for fun at festival

    May 17, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - For the third consecutive year great weather conditions and even-better excitement met over 350 Ord Military Community family members who enjoyed the Family Fun Fitness Festival on OMC May 5.

  • Holocaust remembered at Presidio event

    May 17, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Days of Remembrance of the European Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945 was observed by the Presidio of Monterey at the Tin Barn auditorium in an afternoon event May 3.

  • Presidio opens gates to public for DLIFLC Language Day

    May 17, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - For more than 30 years the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center here has been opening its doors annually in May to showcase the diversity of cultures that exist behind the languages they teach.

  • Presidio Chapel celebrates Day of Prayer

    May 10, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The National Day of Prayer was observed at the Presidio of Monterey Community Chapel on May 3. Keynote speaker for the event was Reverend James E. Shaw, Chaplain (Colonel), US Army, retired.

  • Odierno: Soldiers must take action to prevent sexual assault

    May 9, 2012

    In the Army's fight against sexual harassment and assault, Soldiers cannot be passive. They must recognize and confront other Soldiers engaged in offensive behavior or who may sexually assault someone.

  • Everyone plays role in reducing POM energy use

    May 2, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - "Nothing will work, but everything might." Though these enigmatic words by author Clay Shirky were about the print media businesses struggling to adapt in the internet age, they ring equally true for current energy and water challenges.

  • Presidio community hosts Earth Day event

    May 2, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio community members learned ways to conserve and protect the Earth's natural resources during an informative and interactive booth-style fair here at the Berlin Wall Courtyard April 24.

  • Presidio preschoolers celebrate Earth Day

    May 2, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Preschoolers celebrated Earth Day with lessons on recycling and invasive weeds at the Monterey Road Child Development Center April 23.

  • DLIFLC Service Members take lead at "Good Old Days" parade

    May 2, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Marching elements from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines as well as the joint-service honorary color guard of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center once again helped Pacific Grove launch its annual Good Old Days celebration April 14.

  • Presidio of Monterey celebrates children

    May 2, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Hundreds of community members turned out for the Celebrating Military Children festival at Ord Military Community April 14.

  • President designates Fort Ord as national monument

    Apr 24, 2012

    President Barack Obama signed a proclamation April 20, 2012, designating Fort Ord, Calif., as a national monument under the Department of the Interior.

  • Presidio helps racers get dirty at Mud Run

    Mar 29, 2012

    SEASIDE, Calif. - More than 3,000 adventurous runners congregated for one of the Monterey Peninsulas best loved, and most muddy of local sporting events as the 2012 Big Sur Mud Run was held March 24 at the campus of CSU Monterey Bay which is situated on lands once occupied by the Army's former Fort Ord.

  • Women's History Month celebrated on the Presidio of Monterey

    Mar 29, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio of Monterey community observed Women's History Month during a program at the Tin Barn March 15.

  • DLIFLC dedicates building to fallen Soldier

    Mar 26, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - A Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center graduate was memorialized with a building dedication March 9 in recognition of her bravery and selflessness in paying the ultimate sacrifice for her country.

  • Soldiers test hand-to-hand combat skills in Tournament

    Mar 22, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Presidio's Better Opportunity for Single Service Members organization teamed up with the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion to hold its first combatives tournament inside the Price Fitness Center Gym March 16.

  • Culture Shock of the best kind

    Mar 20, 2012

    The Army is trying to create basic language and cultural expertise in the officer, civilian, and enlisted ranks for active and reserve components with the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program.

  • Army surveys communities on interest, use and satisfaction with MWR programs

    Mar 19, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Army has begun a worldwide initiative to survey members of its communities as part of an effort to improve morale, welfare and recreation programs.

  • Marines read so children can succeed

    Mar 9, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- A select group of Marines from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center along with other community volunteers assisted students at Monterey's Foothill Elementary to celebrate the 108th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's birthday.

  • Nisei presented Gold Medals for WWII service

    Mar 9, 2012

    MONTEREY, Calif. -- In a ceremony sponsored by a local organization 35 World War II veterans were recognized March 4 for their truly heroic deeds.

  • Monterey military children celebrate Seuss

    Mar 9, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- There was no doubt something was very "Seussy" at the Monterey Road Child Development Center March 2. Children had been tittering for days about celebrating the anniversary of Dr. Seuss's birthday.

  • DLIFLC service members volunteer at pro golf tournament

    Mar 2, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Throughout the year, service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center are asked to volunteer their free time for many local events. However, the biggest turnout of volunteers comes every February for the popular and famous AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament.

  • Presidio of Monterey celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 29, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio community observed Black History Month at the Presidio of Monterey Feb. 16. The event was part of the nationwide celebration throughout February of the contributions African Americans have made.

  • Monterey military's public role in PGA golf tournament.

    Feb 16, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - For the second consecutive year service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Coast Guard Station Monterey tended the pin at the 15th hole during the final three rounds of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Feb. 10-12.

  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am shows appreciation for military

    Feb 16, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - A person could certainly say the local military was all over this year's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament held Feb. 6-12.

  • Celebraties, Soldiers at Pebble Beach golf tournament

    Feb 8, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Actor Bill Murray signs an autograph for Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center student Pfc. David Farmer during today's Military Appreciation Day at Pebble Beach. More about free access to the tournament for service members: http://tiny.cc/a7oot

  • Munakata family visits DLIFLC

    Feb 7, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Family members of Yutaka Munakata toured the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Munakata Hall, the building named in his honor, Jan. 27.

  • POM Tax Center opens in new location

    Feb 7, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - According to American founding father and kite-flying enthusiast Benjamin Franklin there are only two things that are certain in life: death and taxes.

  • Golf tournament offers free tickets to service members

    Feb 3, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, 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. 6-12. Thousands of fans attend the tournament every year. Notable professionals competing this year include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Chris DiMarco, Rocco Mediate, Geoff Ogilvy, Ian Poulter, Vijay Singh, Zach Johnson and the defending champion D.A. Points.

  • Facebook: Please use responsibly

    Jan 24, 2012

    While social media like Facebook allow Soldiers to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, strangers and enemies of the U.S. might also be keeping tabs on Soldiers as well.

  • Sailors Volunteer at Annual NKF Golf Classic Championship

    Jan 23, 2012

    MONTEREY, Calif. - For three days in January, Sailors from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center experienced some of Monterey's most beautiful and famous golf courses Jan. 13-15.

  • Marines get lessons in inequality during Field Meet

    Jan 19, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Prior to Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Marines from the Marine Corps Detachment Presidio of Monterey held a formation run and Field Meet competition that turned out to be a bit more than it first appeared.

  • 229th MI Battalion B Company Changes Command

    Jan 19, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center's 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Company B held a change of command ceremony at the Presidio's historic Soldier Field Jan. 12.

  • Presidio of Monterey: Year in Photos 2011

    Jan 4, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - A 10 minute video in two parts showcasing 2011 imagery from the Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs Office.

  • Police share holiday crime-prevention information, tips

    Dec 14, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Property criminals view a community differently than a new residential prospect looking for a place to live. For property thieves, it's more like going shopping and looking at the various items available to steal.

  • Monterey service members test quicker airport screening

    Dec 12, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Monterey is the testbed for expedited screening for service members traveling through the local airport.

  • Going beyond the gate with Outdoor Recreation

    Dec 12, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - There are few military installation locations that offer a more diverse range of outdoor activities than Monterey.

  • Monterey service members add toys, joy to Christmas

    Dec 10, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Since 1947, Marines have been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children. As the Christmas holiday season is upon us, people can be sure local Marine volunteers are hard at work giving Santa a hand through the Toys for Tots program.

  • Monterey service members add toys, joy to Christmas

    Dec 9, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Since 1947, Marines have been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children.

  • During rutting season, deer can be dangerous neighbors

    Dec 7, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - In addition to generally being a nuisance by eating, trampling and defecating on landscaping and gardens, deer can also be dangerous to human beings and other domestic animals, particularly dogs.

  • Community invited to share concerns during AFAP

    Dec 5, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Army wants to know what you have to say. The Presidio of Monterey Garrison is hosting its annual Armed Forces Action Plan Conference at the Weckerling Center Jan. 26 and 27, and you're invited.

  • Thinking about trying 'spice'? Think again

    Dec 5, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - There's no more wiggle room for service members at the Presidio of Monterey or elsewhere who want to use marijuana substitutes like "spice" or K2.

  • Enjoy a safe Thanksgiving

    Nov 22, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- Thanksgiving is a time for Americans to reflect on our beginning as a nation, and give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy. Thanksgiving also marks the beginning of the winter holiday season and provides well-deserved time off for our Soldiers, Civilians, and Family members.

  • Soldiers worldwide prepare for gobbler, trimmings

    Nov 22, 2011

    Soldiers across the Army, including those at more than 270 dining facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq, can give thanks for a familiar taste of home this week on Thanksgiving.

  • Thanksgiving gift card program helps Monterey military families

    Nov 18, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - As the holiday season approaches, Thanksgiving dinners weigh on everyone's minds.On some people's minds, those thoughts are probably heavier this year than other years.

  • CSA Odierno visits Presidio of Monterey

    Nov 18, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond Odierno, visited the Presidio of Monterey and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif. on Nov 4.

  • Garrison recognizes employees during awards ceremony

    Nov 18, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio held its quarterly garrison awards ceremony at the Presidio's Weckerling Center Oct. 21.

  • Ferriter takes command of Installation Management Command

    Nov 17, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter took the reins of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command from Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch during a change of command ceremony Nov. 17 on Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • On Nov. 11, remember what Veterans Day and Flanders Fields represent

    Nov 11, 2011

    Up until the 1960s veterans groups used the red poppy as the symbol of Veterans Day.

  • Veterans, old and young, recognized during ceremony

    Nov 11, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- "I think history will reflect that this generation stepped up and answered that call," said DLIFLC Commandant Col. Danial D. Pick during a Veterand Day wreath-laying ceremony here Nov. 10.

  • Every veteran has a story

    Nov 10, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - World War II veteran Emanuel "Manny" Avila hadn't even finished high school when he was inducted into the Army in 1944 and sent to train in Monterey. The Army wanted him to join the horse cavalry but he requested the mechanized cavalry instead because according to him "in the horse cavalry the horse comes first and Soldier second and it's much easier to replace a Soldier."

  • Presidio Commander's Veterans Day message

    Nov 8, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Nov. 11 marks the 93rd anniversary of the armistice that represented the end of the "war to end all wars." On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918 Allied nations and Germany signed an armistice which essentially put an end to a conflict that cost the lives of over 10 million military personnel on both sides in the "Great War."

  • Veterans Day pays tribute to those who served

    Nov 7, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - This year marks a historic occasion. It is the first time Veterans Day is celebrated on 11/11/11, as its origin dates back only to 1918.

  • Alert: Mountain lions in the area

    Nov 4, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Since July, there have been at least six mountain lion incidents in Monterey County. Two of those sightings were within the last month. They were about a mile from the Presidio of Monterey, near Veterans Memorial Park, which butts against the installation.

  • Monterey Military Community offers Halloween fun

    Oct 31, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio of Monterey offers trick-or-treaters plenty of opportunity for safe fun this Halloween.

  • Volunteers make a difference in community projects

    Oct 31, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - World War II veteran Emanuel "Manny" Avila was still a teenager when he was inducted into the Army in 1944 and sent to train in Monterey. And, like many service members who joined during this last decade, not long after Avila's training, he was sent into battle.

  • Red Ribbon Week promotes drug awareness, prevention

    Oct 28, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Red Ribbon Week is the nation's oldest and largest drug-prevention campaign in the country, reaching millions of Americans every year. Promoting drug awareness and preventing illegal drug use among service members and their families is the aim of an annual campaign Pentagon officials are highlighting this week in support of Red Ribbon Week.

  • Presidio celebrates open season on charity

    Oct 21, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Combined Federal Campaign, which is the only campaign authorized in the federal work place, celebrates "50 Years of Caring" this year and covers about 1,500 charities in the United States.

  • Online language training now earns promotion points

    Oct 21, 2011

    Soldiers can now earn up to 16 promotion points for completing language instruction with the Headstart2 language training program.

  • Presidio students participate in Hangeul Day

    Oct 20, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - A number of students here were recognized recently for their participation in Hangeul Day, or Korean Writing Day, during an awards ceremony at the Tin Barn Oct. 6.

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