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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.
EFMP meets special needs
Oct 6, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Exceptional Family Member Program was created in the early 1980s to support military families with a special-needs family member. The program currently has more than 70,000 family members enrolled Armywide.
D6 AFAP Update: Progress on top priorities, new process requirements
Oct 5, 2011
SAN ANTONIO -- September's Army Family Action Plan review session showed progress on the top-priority 2011 Army AFAP Conference issues, including survivor identification cards and child care fees.
Presidio recognizes fire prevention week Oct. 9-15
Oct 5, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - On Oct. 9, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire started. By the time it was put out, the tragic fire killed some 300 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,000 structures.
DOD offers help to prevent domestic violence
Oct 4, 2011
Helping military couples and families build healthy relationships can help to prevent domestic violence, and spouses with strong trust and good communication skills can address relationship problems before they escalate.
Volunteers invited to make a difference in community
Oct 4, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio organizers invite all Monterey community members and their family members in celebrating a day of helping others by working on community-service projects Oct. 22.
Presidio & OMC Disaster Hotline
Oct 4, 2011
Disaster Hotline: 1-888-607-0001. Share this number with your family -- near and far. If an emergency or disaster happens here, the Disaster Hotline will be activated. Community and family members may call this phone number for updates and accurate general information.
Rising Stars shine during competition finale
Oct 4, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Five talented vocalists from the Presidio of Monterey community stepped up to the microphone at the Hobson Student Center to battle for the title of the Presidio's 2011 Operation Rising Star competition Sept. 23.
Army Family Covenant: The Commitment Endures
Sep 30, 2011
SAN ANTONIO -- Four years ago this month, the Army announced the Army Family Covenant, which promised to provide Soldiers and Families a quality of life commensurate with their service.
Officials break ground for Camp Roberts satellite station
Sep 29, 2011
CAMP ROBERTS, Calif. - Leaders of the 514th Signal Company hosted a ground-breaking ceremony at the Camp Roberts Satellite Communications Station in September.
DLIFLC troops march in Marina parade
Sep 23, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center's Joint Service Color Guard, along with marching units from each military service branch, received standing applause from the enthusiastic crowds gathered during Marina's traditional Labor Day Parade and Family Festival Sept. 3.
The long road to 09 Lima
Sep 22, 2011
When Acheson was a young boy in Iran, he used to watch a lot of American movies and wanted to be that special investigator or FBI agent who figured out the crime plot and caught the bad guys.
Presidio celebrates Women's Equality Day
Sep 16, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. ‐ "Celebrating Women's Right to Vote" was the theme of the 2011 Women's Equality Day observance by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey in the Presidio's Tin Barn Aug. 26.
229th Military Intelligence Battalion holds family fun festival
Sep 13, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Members of the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Family Readiness Group hosted their first family fun festival at La Mesa Community Center Aug. 20.
Presidio of Monterey observes Suicide Prevention Month
Sep 12, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - September is the month when America and its military redouble efforts to prevent suicide and honor those who have been lost to it. It is a time to face the shortcomings in suicide prevention efforts. Case in point: The Army had 32 suspected suicides in July of 2011, the highest number on record.
'Dot-edu' Migration Promotes Language Training
Aug 30, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 29, 2011 - A pilot program that gives students at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center unprecedented access to language training resources is proving so successful that it's being expanded throughout the school.
Cultural Movie Night gives language students an insider's view
Aug 29, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Since April 2010, the Student Learning Center's Cultural Movie Night has been providing Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center students, faculty and staff an excellent opportunity to get a rare insider's view into the culture and issues that lie behind many of the languages taught to military personnel at the Presidio of Monterey.
Safety should always be the priority
Aug 26, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. ‐ As back-to-school shopping, dropping off children at school and the eagerly awaited football season gain inertia, many of our service members and family members are busier than ever. Unfortunately there is an additional feature of late summer that we should all be aware: a largely predictable increase in fatal off-duty accidents which directly impacts our most precious resource … our service members and their families.
Presidio Police share school-safety tips
Aug 26, 2011
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.
Panetta: Language training critical to U.S. interests, security
Aug 25, 2011
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta returned Aug. 23 to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center he championed as a congressman to praise the next generation of military linguists he called critical to the United States' future.
Monterey military history: Soldier Field
Aug 15, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - In July 1902 the Army announced plans to construct a post to house an infantry regiment and a squadron of cavalry in Monterey. Established as the focal point for the new post, Soldier Field was designed to serve as a parade ground, training area and athletic competition field.
Headquarters and Headquarters Company DLIFLC & POM changes command
Aug 10, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Capt. Patrick D. Hanson (right), incoming commander for Headquarters and Headquarters Company Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey, accepts the unit colors from Col. Danial D. Pick (center), commandant of Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, during the change-of-command ceremony Aug. 9 on Soldier Field here. Out-going commander Capt. Brendan S. McAlary is also shown.
AFPAK Hands make bonds stronger than steel, begin phase III
Jul 28, 2011
TAMPA, Fla - Army Lt. Col. Michael King could have imagined that his military career would take many unexpected turns, but he never expected to become an Afghan village elder's marriage counselor, a former Mujahedin freedom fighter's best friend, or create such strong bonds with his Afghan "brothers in arms" that he would put his life in their hands with ease.
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal certified by President Obama
Jul 22, 2011
Based on recommendations from military leaders, President Barack Obama has certified to Congress that the U.S. armed forces are prepared for repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.
Col. Joel J. Clark assumes command of Presidio
Jul 19, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Col. Joel J. Clark assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey, in a ceremony held on Soldier Field July 19, joining Installation Management Command as its newest garrison commander.
Presidio Legal Assistance Team Receives Army Chief of Staff Award
Jul 15, 2011
For the third year in a row, the Presidio of Monterey's Legal Assistance Office has received the Army Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance in the active Army, medium office category. A total of nine offices received the award in this category for fiscal year 2010.
Presidio Soldier to compete in Military World Games
Jul 12, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Capt. Christina Acojedo is used to being overseas as part of her military duty: she has served two 1-year deployments to Iraq. But this July Acojedo will be traveling in a different direction as she joins the U.S. All-Armed Forces Women's Soccer Team while they compete in the Military World Games, July 16-24 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Retiree Appreciation Day held at Stillwell Center
Jul 1, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The U.S. Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey (POM), and the Fort Ord Area Retiree Council held the annual Retiree Appreciation Day at General Stilwell Community Center June 11. More than 500 retirees visited information booths representing organizations such as TRICARE, Social Security Administration, the PX, the Defense Commissary, Veterans service offices, and various local and national service organizations.
High Street Gate hours to change
Jun 30, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Beginning July 5, High Street Gate will be open to vehicle traffic 6:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Only vehicles with appropriate Department of Defense decals will be allowed access.
Presidio's 517th changes command
Jun 23, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Members of the Air Force's 517th Training Group said goodbye to one commander and welcomed a new commander during a formal change-of-command ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey June 9.
Presidio EO advisor goes distance in Boston Marathon
Jun 22, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Many students and employees who work and study at the Presidio of Monterey have probably crossed paths at one time or another with Sgt. 1st Class Couretta Johnson.
Presidio's Army Ball celebrates 236 years of tradition
Jun 14, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - More than 700 Soldiers, visitors and guests packed the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel to celebrate 236 years of Army tradition during the 2011 Army Birthday Ball sponsored by the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion June 4.
BRAC: On time, on target
Jun 7, 2011
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The past 10 years have brought a great deal of change to our Army.
Presidio community remembers fallen comrades
Jun 3, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. ‐ Service members fire a salute during the Memorial Day ceremony here May 26.
Presidio's California Medical Detachment welcomes new commander
Jun 3, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. ‐ Members of the California Medical Detachment, Presidio of Monterey, welcomed their new commander during a formal change-of-command ceremony here May 19.
Safety Day speaker warns of high-risk driving behavior
Jun 2, 2011
As part of the Presidio's 2011 Safety Awareness Day Event May 27, guest speaker Kelly Narowski gave three presentations throughout the day to accommodate the roughly 3,500 service members who attend the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.
Cultures on display for 2011 Language Day.
May 20, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - For more than 30 years the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center has been opening its doors annually in May to showcase the diversity of cultures that exist behind the languages they teach.
Retiree Appreciation Day June 11
May 20, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Fort Ord Area Retiree Council and the United States Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey are sponsoring Military Retiree Appreciation Day on Ord Military Community 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 11.
Presidio observes Days of Remembrance
May 13, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Days of Remembrance, also known as Yom Hashoah and Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a day set aside for people to remember the horrors of the European Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Burger King says farewell to Ord Military Commmunity
May 12, 2011
SEASIDE, Calif. - The Ord Military Community Burger King, open since 1985 and a site long standing from the former glory days of the former Fort Ord, will close May 28 in preparation to turn over the land as part of the former Fort Ord Base Realignment and Closure.
Presidio children celebrate moms
May 12, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? Monterey Road Child Development Center preschoolers invited their moms to an early Mother's Day celebration May 6 at the center.
Monterey alumni reach out in friendship, support Operation Tomodachi
May 9, 2011
CAMP SENDAI, Japan - After disaster struck in Japan March 11, graduates of the Japanese course at the Presidio of Monterey's Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center put their language training to good use in support of Operation Tomodachi.
Fluorescent bulbs good for environment, if treated properly
May 5, 2011
The incandescent light bulb was invented, and marketed through his company General Electric, by Thomas Edison nearly 130 years ago. On Sept. 23, 2010, GE made the last incandescent light bulb in its factory.
New fiscal reality, same commitment to Soldiers, Families
May 4, 2011
ARLINGTON, Va. - A fundamentally different fiscal reality. We will be hearing some variation of that phrase from Army leaders for a long time to come. The Army's budget is smaller than it has been in previous years, and it will get smaller still. However, a different fiscal reality does not change the reality of what we owe to Soldiers and Families for their service and sacrifice. The Army's commitment to Soldiers and Families remains as strong as ever.
Presidio of Monterey Website Homepage
Apr 29, 2011
Presidio of Monterey recognized during Army Communities of Excellence ceremony
Apr 27, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio of Monterey walked away with three Army-level awards during Army Communities of Excellence ceremony in San Antonio April 18.
Presidio of Monterey wins quality-of-life award
Apr 12, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio earned the Superior Quality of Life Award for a small unit or installation for successfully teaming with a local mass transportation company, Monterey Salinas Transit, under the Mass Transportation Benefit Program and the Transportation Incentive Program.
Message to DoD workforce on potential government shutdown
Apr 7, 2011
"The department remains hopeful that a government shutdown will be averted," said Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III
Ceremony honors Presidio CFC participants
Apr 7, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio workforce members who assisted during the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign at the Presidio of Monterey gathered for a recognition ceremony at Munakata Hall Auditorium here March 29.
Presidio kicks off Month of Military Child with parade
Apr 4, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Monterey Road Child Development Center staff, children, parents and volunteers participate in a parade April 1 to celebrate the Month of the Military Child.
Runners get dirty during Big Sur Mud Run 2011
Mar 31, 2011
SEASIDE, Calif. - More than 2,000 thrill seekers braved scattered rain showers and chilly weather to get down-and-dirty at the sixth annual presentation of the Big Sur Mud Run near Ord Military Community March 26. The course was filled with obstacles, four mud pits and screaming Marines.
Presidio of Monterey prepared for tsunamis, other disasters
Mar 16, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio is prepared to respond in the event another disaster, like the March 11 tsunami, hits California's central coast. Staff members train throughout the year on responding to natural events such as earthquakes, tsunamis and winter storms, as well as manmade events such as those related to terrorism,
Survivor Outreach Services: Supporting Survivors and honoring Soldiers
Mar 7, 2011
ARLINGTON, Va. -- I commanded the 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Ga., as part of the surge in Iraq in 2007-8.
Presidio remembers Alfie Khalil with building dedication
Mar 7, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif., - Nearly 150 people turned out for the dedication of the Presidio of Monterey's new instructional building in memory of a longtime colleague Alfie Tawfik Khalil here March 4.
Service members tend pin at AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Feb 17, 2011
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - United States service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and members of the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Monterey participated during the weekend rounds of the nationally-televised AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament by "tending" the pin at Pebble Beach's 15th hole.
PresidioAca,!a,,cs RCI project wins national honors, DPW employee recognized as Aca,!EoeUnsung HeroA
Feb 16, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio of MontereyAca,!a,,cs Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) project garnered top honors from the national Professional Housing Management Association. And the projectAca,!a,,cs deputy manager was recognized with the PHMAAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Unsung HeroAca,!A? award Jan. 21 in New Orleans.
Presidio Free Bus Service
Feb 15, 2011
Information regarding the Mass Transportation Benefit Program.
Valentines for deployed troops
Feb 14, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Children from Shoreline Church in Monterey wondered what they could do to boost the morale of deployed service members. What they came up with was 500 hand-crafted ValentineAca,!a,,cs cards.
OMC Thrift Shop wipes out bank account with one last donation
Feb 11, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - On Feb. 10, former staff of the OMC Thrift Shop presented representatives of the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Foundation with a check for $18,296.31. This last thrift shop donation will go toward a veterans' cemetery on the former Fort Ord.
Military Day at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Feb 10, 2011
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Feb. 9 was Military Day at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament. Active-duty services members were admitted free and had the opportunity to meet some celebrities who were participating in the 3M Celebrity Challenge, a five-hole event which benefited local charities.
Service members volunteer again for the AT&T Pro-Am
Feb 7, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - A handful of service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center spent the last few days volunteering on the courses for this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament, formerly named the Bing Crosby Clambake, which is Feb. 7 - 13.
Meet an Olympian at Presidio's Prayer Breakfast
Feb 7, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Sheila Taormina competed in her fourth Olympics in her third sport when she finished 19th in the pentathlon at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games.
Net Zero is 100 Percent Benefit
Feb 2, 2011
ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army has a bold vision for managing natural resources on its installations: they will become net zero.
Presidio dining facilities cooking healthier meals
Feb 1, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - An extensive phase-in of healthy changes in menus and food preparation is well under way at dining facilities here at the Presidio of Monterey.
Air Force performance group, 'Tops in Blue,' staging free show in Monterey Feb. 8
Jan 27, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The U.S. Air Force is pleased to announce that Tops in Blue, the U.S. Air Force's premier entertainment group, will perform locally in February. The event is scheduled for the Golden State Theatre at 417 Alvarado Street in Monterey from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8.
Competition for Army's top marksmen set for March
Jan 19, 2011
The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, will host the 2011 U.S. All-Army Small Arms Championships March 19-26. The competition is open to all Soldiers of any rank in the entire Army formation, including West Point and college ROTC cadets, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen. The All-Army Matches consist of Small Arms Firing Schools, Excellence-in-Competition Matches, rifle and pistol matches, and special combined-arms combat matches.
Presidio raises birthday salute to Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 12, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Community members observed the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in a memorial program at the Presidio of Monterey Jan. 11. The program included the screening of a documentary crafted from vintage 1950s and 1960s news footage related to KingAca,!a,,cs life and times and included KingAca,!a,,cs "I Have a Dream" speech in its entirety.
New year brings changes to Presidio shuttle bus service
Jan 6, 2011
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Routes and schedules were adjusted Jan. 4 for the Presidio of Monterey's "Bluebird" shuttle bus service serving students of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.
A vision for the future: Installation Management Community
Jan 4, 2011
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Like many others this time of year, I have been reflecting on the past 12 months and looking forward to the new year. In my professional capacity, I am focusing on the future of the Installation Management Community. Specifically, what should the Installation Management Community look like a year from now'
Volunteers prepare gift packages for the Winter Holidays
Dec 28, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Soldiers from the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion, Presidio of Monterey, join with the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 549, Monterey Bay, to spread some holiday spirit.
Presidio Health Clinic shines following $10 million renovation
Dec 20, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Army Health Clinic at the Presidio of Monterey is Aca,!A"state of the artAca,!A? following an extensive renovation, say spokespersons for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs California Medical Detachment, which operates the facility.
2010 Winter-break Exodus
Dec 20, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Defense Language Institute students vacated the Presidio of Monterey in large numbers this past weekend during the 2010 "Winter-break Exodus." Service members are shown here loading up to travel to the Monterey, San Jose and San Francisco airports. Classes are scheduled to resume Jan. 4, 2010.
Community fills need in children's stockings
Dec 16, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Marines collected more than 2,200 toys during this year's local Toys for Tots drive.
Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch's Holiday Message
Dec 15, 2010
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Sarah and I extend our warmest greetings to each one of you and your families. The holiday season is a special time for the Lynch household and is an occasion to spend extra time with family and friends, reflect on the past year, and anticipate the opportunities that lie ahead.
Presidio-MST Bus Schedule
Dec 10, 2010
Spirit alive at West Point for Army-Navy Game
Dec 10, 2010
After a Spirit Dinner at the Cadet Mess, the Black Knights led the Corps of Cadets out of Washington Hall and onto Daly Field for a Spirit Rally and Bonfire Dec. 9. The game ball was handed to the captain of the West Point Marathon Team who led his teammates out of West Point for a more-than-170-mile run to Philadelphia.
Focus on Army Family is year 'round
Dec 9, 2010
Central to some of the concerns are the promises the Army has made to Families in the Army Family Covenant: promises to enhance Family strength, resilience and readiness and to provide an environment in which Family members can thrive. These promises are non-negotiable, and the Installation Management Community is charged with delivering on many of them, by providing Families with the right programs and services in the right place at the right time.
Monterey's Toys for Tots seeking cheerful holiday for needy kids
Dec 9, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - As the holidays begins to draw near, you can be sure that your local Marine Corps Toys for Tots coordinator is already working on the this year's Toys for Tots campaign. Since 1947, Marines have been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children.
Defender 6 sends: Services delivered, promises kept
Dec 6, 2010
The Army made significant promises when it unveiled the Army Family Covenant in October 2007. With the covenant, the Army commits to providing Soldiers and Families a quality of life that acknowledges their service, sacrifice and dedication. Practically speaking, that means providing programs and services -- including Family programs, health care, housing, recreation, education and employment opportunities, and child, school and youth services -- that build Soldier and Family well-being, resilience and readiness. As the Commanding General of Installation Management Command and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, I have the lead for executing the Army Family Covenant. That is a charge I take on wholeheartedly, delivering programs and services that help Soldiers and Families thrive.
Presidio Marines pleased with barracks renovation
Dec 1, 2010
Thanksgiving week was also moving week for some 65 members of the Presidio of Monterey Marine Corps Detachment who moved into Building 648, the most recent Presidio barracks to undergo extensive renovation.
Presidio leaders dish it out to DFAC patrons
Nov 29, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - What was dished out was the Thanksgiving meal when, as part of military tradition, service leaders from the various military branches at the Presidio worked in shifts to serve some 800 patrons at the Combs and Belas dining facilities over the course of two hours.
Dec. 7 marks Aca,!Eoea date that will live in infamyAca,!a,,c
Nov 29, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The attack by Imperial Japanese naval forces on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, was the event that drew the United States into military participation in World War II. In a declaration of war less than 24 hours after the attack, an angry President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously referred to Dec. 7, 1941, as "a date that will live in infamy."
80 boxes of groceries = 800 Thanksgiving meals
Nov 24, 2010
Members of the a local veteran's group got together with friends and family members to package and deliver the makings of complete Thanksgiving meals for needy recipients Nov. 23.
Silver Star awarded at Veterans Day Ceremony at Presidio
Nov 18, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Staff and faculty from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Presidio of Monterey community gathered in honor of Veterans Day and to witness a Silver Star Award presentation and wreath-laying ceremony conducted near the Berlin Wall Memorial here Nov. 10.
Darryl Worley playing free concert for military community on OMC Nov. 20
Nov 17, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Country singer Darryl Worley will share his love of country and those who defend it with a free concert for all members of the Monterey Military Community at Ord Military Community's General Stilwell Community Center 6 p.m. Nov. 20.
OMC Commissary now posts prices electronically
Nov 16, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Electronic display labels that show the prices of items shelved at the Ord Military Community Commissary will benefit the storeAca,!a,,cs customers, according to the storeAca,!a,,cs manager.
Presidio's AFAP delegates explore quality of life issues
Nov 4, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Approximately 70 delegates participated in an Armed Forces Action Plan conference held Oct. 27-28 at the Presidio of Monterey.
DLIFLC commandant gets special invitation to Japanese American Museum groundbreaking
Nov 2, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Retired Col. Thomas Sakamoto visited the Presidio of Monterey to invite Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Commandant Col. Danial Pick to a Nov. 14 groundbreaking ceremony for a Japanese American Museum at the Presidio of San Francisco.
Presidio community participates in Halloween fun this weekend
Oct 26, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - With a little planning, a safe and fun Halloween can be just around the corner.
Giving to charity during 2010 CFC season can mean helping Presidio community
Oct 21, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? The annual charity season began at the Presidio with a Combined Federal Campaign kick-off ceremony for key-leaders at the Tin Barn Oct. 19.
Presidio observes Hispanic Heritage and Accomplishments
Oct 15, 2010
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A?National Hispanic Heritage Month was observed at the Presidio of Monterey on Oct. 12 at an assembly at the Tin Barn auditorium with students and faculty of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in attendance.