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  • Popular Retirement and Transition Speaker comes to Presidio

    Mar 9, 2010

    Retired Navy Capt. Brian W. Blanchfield will present "Marketing Yourself for a Second Career" on Thursday, April 15, 2010, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m., at the Presidio Post Theater, bldg 208.

  • Presidio Sailors read Dr. Seuss on National Read Across America Day

    Mar 8, 2010

  • Presidio Soldiers take on leadership challenges, obstacles

    Mar 4, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - "You never know who will emerge as a leader," said Capt. Christopher Green, commander of Co. B, 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Company.

  • Army Family Covenant: Medical initiatives improve access to care

    Mar 3, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" The medical care provided in Army hospitals and clinics is regarded as among the best in the world and exemplifies the military's commitment to upholding the tenants of the Army Family Covenant.

  • State income taxes due' There's a wrong way to pay

    Mar 2, 2010

    During income tax season a concern for some military members is where to file state returns. Some are confused after they have moved from another state because of military duties.

  • Army Family Covenant: Prevention program focuses on slowing alarming trend of recent suicides

    Feb 26, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" Suicide prevention focuses on preventing normal life stressors from turning into life crises.

  • DLIFLC's Afghan Languages Portal opens

    Feb 25, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" The language institute here has created a Web site that provides self-instruction materials for learning useful words and phrases in two languages that are widely spoken in Afghanistan. The institute is best known for its resident training in foreign languages for all branches of the U.S. military services. Currently 23 languages are taught at its Presidio of Monterey campus.

  • Presidio dining facilities getting $47,000 makeover

    Feb 25, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" Aca,!A"Our goal is to serve nutritious meals in an atmosphere thatAca,!a,,cs friendly and clean,Aca,!A? said Ernest Meadows, Presidio of Monterey Food Services Division. Aca,!A"And we want service members to feel comfortable when theyAca,!a,,cre having a meal with us. We want our dining facilities to be places theyAca,!a,,cll want to come back to.Aca,!A?

  • Army Community Covenant - What gratitude looks like

    Feb 22, 2010

  • Presidio-MST Bus Schedules

    Feb 22, 2010

    Page contains the Presidio-MST bus schedules

  • Presidio-MST Bus Schedules

    Feb 22, 2010

    This link takes you to the current Presidio-MST bus schedules.

  • Conserving energy, water helps enhance Presidio mission

    Feb 22, 2010

    When you think energy/water conservation, what do you think of'

  • Presidio of Monterey 'goes green' with new electric vehicles

    Feb 22, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" The Presidio of Monterey has added five highly efficient and very "green" Low Speed Electric Vehicles to its fleet.

  • Presidio opens new housing, affirms commitment to Army Family Covenant

    Feb 19, 2010

    ""We are committed to providing a strong, supportive environment where families thrive" said Col. Darcy A. Brewer.

  • Presidio of Monterey observes Black History Month

    Feb 18, 2010

    Presidio of Monterey, Calif. -- An hour-long program of information and entertainment in observance of Black History Month was conducted Feb. 17 at the Presidio of Monterey as part of the nationwide celebration throughout February of the contributions African Americans have made to the United States and the world.

  • Army Family Covenant: Job, school assistance available for Monterey military spouses

    Feb 18, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" Help could be available for military spouses in the Monterey area seeking jobs or training.

  • DLIFLC Sailors meet PGA Tour player

    Feb 17, 2010

    Monterey Sailors (l-r) Keegan Skipper, Jessica Song, Sara Southwic, and Mary Wilson got to chat with PGA Tour player David Duval (Second from the left) during a practice round for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am last week.

  • Monterey Town Hall meetings set for Feb. 17-18

    Feb 17, 2010

    Monterey Town Hall meetings set for Feb. 17-18

  • Army Family Covenant continues to provide for Army children

    Feb 8, 2010

    The goal of the Army Family Covenant is clear-cut - take care of not only Soldiers, including those stationed at the Presidio of Monterey, but also families who have endured eight years of hardships as troops deployed downrange numerous times.

  • Presidio employees honored for achievements

    Feb 8, 2010

    Presidio of Monterey, Calif. -- Employees of the Presidio of Monterey Garrison, who in recent months had been singled out for official honors and recognition, assembled for the garrison's regularly scheduled awards ceremony at Ord Military Community's General Stilwell Community Center Jan. 22.

  • How OMC Commissary became world-class supermarket

    Feb 8, 2010

    Presidio of Monterey, Calif. -- Can you imagine a seven-million-dollar facelift' The Defense Commissary Agency has spent that amount renovating the Ord Military Community Commissary over the past 24 months.

  • Community members show off talents in art expo

    Feb 5, 2010

    While the Presidio of Monterey is known for its premiere language school, it is also home to some very talented community members.

  • New 24-hour walk-in gate to debut at Taylor entrance

    Feb 5, 2010

    The Presidio of Monterey Taylor Street Gate will soon be open all-day, everyday, at least for walk-in personnel possessing a Common Access Card.

  • POM Tax Center opens for business

    Feb 5, 2010

    The Presidio of Monterey Tax Center opens with a ceremonial ribbon cutting ...

  • Army's One Source

    Jan 25, 2010

  • Presidio Rainbow parts the clouds

    Jan 20, 2010

    After two days of heavy rains and winds, a rainbow parts the clouds for Presidio residents.

  • Presidio of Monterey Crisis Action Team manages storm incident

    Jan 20, 2010

    The Presidio of Monterey Crisis Action Team (CAT) was activated after strong winds and rain uprooted a tree which fell onto power lines, disabling at least two-thirds of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center schools Jan. 19.

  • Regular Work Day at DLIFLC

    Jan 20, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - As of 5:15 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20 is a regular work day for the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Presidio of Monterey.

  • Presidio has another record-breaking year collecting for charities

    Jan 6, 2010

    Presidio of Monterey community members shattered their 2008 Combined Federal Campaign record of $228,000 by raising more than $254,000 for 2009.

  • Presidio and Monterey School District leaders re-sign Memorandum of Agreement

    Jan 4, 2010

    Col. Darcy A. Brewer, Presidio of Monterey garrison commander, shakes hands with Dr. Marilyn K. Shepherd, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District superintendent, after each had re-signed the memorandum of agreement between the two organizations.

  • SoldierAca,!a,,cs son carves life as musician

    Dec 30, 2009

    Local band Locksmith has already garnered attention, although unwanted, from neighbors complaining about the loud music coming from one of the homes that rest in Ord Military Community. But whether itAca,!a,,cs living in these moments of infamy or playing for fans, new and old, at Aca,!A"open micAca,!A? nights at local cafes and bookstores, Brett Freshour is doing what he loves: performing with his band.

  • IMCOM Presidio LOGO

    Dec 29, 2009

  • Soldiers find way to have a merry military Christmas

    Dec 28, 2009

    Soldiers from the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion who couldn't go home this holiday season found ways to stay in touch with their families and celebrate with their new Army Family Dec. 25, here.

  • Recognizing problem biggest step toward fixing suicides

    Dec 22, 2009

    In 2008, the Army experienced for the first time, suicide rates higher than the civilian population. In the same year, the Army entered an agreement with the National Institute of Mental Health to find out why. While the NIMH study will take five years to complete, the institute recently met with Army leaders to provide some preliminary insights.

  • Happy holidays from Presidio of Monterey commander

    Dec 18, 2009

    As we enter this holiday season, please take authorized time off and enjoy this time with your family and friends. Also, ensure as you go to gatherings and parties you have a plan for getting to and from the event safely.

  • Barracks-upgrade project opens renovated building to Navy students

    Dec 18, 2009

    Community leaders celebrated the continuing $17.5 million barracks-upgrade project at the Presidio of Monterey with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for building 646 here Dec. 15.

  • Web Officials seek feedback on family programs

    Dec 17, 2009

    An anonymous, online survey solicits feedback from service members and their families, including those stationed at the Presidio of Monterey, on the military's educational programs, support networks and other services. Defense officials launched the virtual "listening sessions" in hopes of gaining more insight into the effectiveness of military family programs.

  • Parker Flats field-work means possible detonation near Fitch Park through January 2010

    Dec 16, 2009

    There is the remote chance munitions may be found at the western-most edge of the area near Fitch Park. Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement Remediation Program personnel are currently working in the southwestern portion of Parker Flats between Eucalyptus Road and Parker Flats Cut-Off Road.

  • Drive for toys brings message of hope

    Dec 16, 2009

    The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters. Toys collected by the Monterey Marines will find homes within the local community. In support of this goal, Presidio of Monterey Marines collected donations in front of the Del Monte Mall Thinker Toys Dec. 16 during the 2009 Toys for Tots drive. For more information, donors may also contact the Marine detachment at 831-242-5947.

  • Toys for Tots

    Dec 15, 2009

    Presidio of Monterey Marines will collect donations as part of the 2009 Toys for Tots drive at Thinker Toys at the Del Monte Mall 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16.

  • Families can see off, greet Presidio of Monterey troops at airport gates

    Dec 14, 2009

    Service members flying home and returning to the Presidio of Monterey might be able to spend a few more precious minutes with loved ones at the airports, according to the TSA.

  • Winter Wonderland 2009

    Dec 14, 2009

    Local families attend the seventh annual Winter Wonderland at the Ord Military Community Dec. 12.

  • 2009 DLIFLC Christmas Tree Lighting

    Dec 11, 2009

    The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center held its 2009 Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony inside the Presidio of Monterey chapel due to rainy weather. A smaller tree was lit inside during the observance but the outside tree was also lit up for the participants when they departed the chapel. Col. Sue Ann Sandusky, the commandant of the DLIFLC, officially welcomed all and was assisted by the younger attendees in turning the lights on.

  • Monterey Area Veterans Transition Center offers assistance to all local vets

    Dec 11, 2009

    Local veterans who need assistance, perhaps because of the downturn in the economy or one of many other reasons, one additional organization to turn to for a helping hand that goes beyond the holiday season is the Veterans Transition Center of Monterey Country.

  • Thanksgiving voucher program helps Monterey military families

    Dec 9, 2009

    Some 150 local families received help in the form of food vouchers for the holiday season this year.

  • Students make MOUT meaningful

    Dec 8, 2009

    Tracking down a high-value target while walking unfamiliar streets, occupied by a foreign people who, for all intents and purposes, may not trust you can be tough even for the most seasoned squad leader, especially with new Soldiers in tow.

  • New visitor centers scheduled for September

    Dec 8, 2009

    Visitors coming to the Presidio of Monterey will be welcomed with improved welcome centers at any of the four gates by September 2010.

  • December MST Bus Pass Pick-up schedule

    Dec 3, 2009

    The schedule for picking up MST bus passes in December.

  • Retirement Services Office

    Nov 30, 2009

  • Leaders serve Thanksgiving Dinner at the Presidio of Monterey

    Nov 27, 2009

    Military leadership from all four branches served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to Service Members, family members and civilian employees at the Presidio of Monterey on Nov. 26.

  • Seasonal flu and H1N1 Vaccinations available for some

    Nov 25, 2009

    California Medical Detachment officials have projected plans for the seasonal and H1N1 vaccination program.

  • Organization reaches out to make Thanksgiving a celebration for local military families in need

    Nov 24, 2009

    For the past 20 years members of a local veterans' organization have been gathering before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to put together holiday packages for local families of veterans and deployed service members.

  • Pashto students design Lewis-Laiq electronic dictionary

    Nov 24, 2009

    When students of Pashto grew tired of having their seven-pound dictionary give them mistranslations of words they looked up, they found a simple solution - they wrote their own program that would handle multiple entries for several meanings of the same word. "We got tired of the dictionary's never being accurate and constantly getting us in trouble in class," said Lance Cpl. Lauren Kohls, who has been studying the language for five and a half months and has the highest listening score in the class.

  • ASEP launches life-long careers for military spouses

    Nov 24, 2009

    To date, 57,600 spouses of Soldiers have been hired for positions at one of the 31 Fortune 500 corporations who have joined forces with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership. This includes the 15,647 spouses hired this year. As of this October, eight more corporations, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., joined forces with ASEP, bringing the total number of corporate partners to 39.

  • DLIFLC plays major role in new Pentagon program

    Nov 24, 2009

    The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center here at the Presidio of Monterey is providing the language-training support for a new Pentagon program called Afghan/Pakistan Hands, designed to develop expertise in a cadre of personnel who will contribute to the effective implementation of U.S. strategy in the region.

  • It's easy to be thankful

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT MEYER, Va. - Chap. (Lt. Col.) Barry M. White manages the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Pentagram Chaplain's Corner. Multiple chaplains assigned in the national capital region contribute to the Chaplain's Corner each week. This week, he gave those chaplains a Thanksgiving break and filled in the Chaplain's Corner himself.

  • Fire departments, 95th CST get together for a little HAZMAT

    Nov 23, 2009

    Members of the Presidio of Monterey Fire Department, Salinas Fire Department and the California National Guard's 95th Civil Support Team participated in a hazardous materials exercise at the former Fort Ord area Nov. 10.

  • Presidio Observes National American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 20, 2009

    "I was honored" was the sentiment shared by Native American performer Albert Tenaya after the National American Indian Heritage month observance at the Tin Barn here Nov. 18.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center honors veterans at Presidio of Monterey ceremony

    Nov 17, 2009

    Some 200 staff and faculty from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center gathered to witness a wreath-laying ceremony near the Berlin Wall Memorial on the Presidio of Monterey Nov. 10.

  • Sharks and Sailors come together for worthy cause

    Nov 17, 2009

    Service members from the Center for Information Dominance Detachment Monterey, here at the Presidio of Monterey, joined service members from throughout Northern California to support Operation Care and Comfort organizers in their effort to collect donations at the San Jose Sharks "Support Our Troops" hockey game at the HP Pavilion in downtown San Jose.

  • Should you contest your parking citation'

    Nov 17, 2009

    Parking ticket on the Presidio of Monterey or Naval Postgraduate School' Want your fine reduced' Should you contest the citation'

  • Vietnam War veterans honored at 9th Infantry reunion

    Nov 17, 2009

    Presidio of Monterey representatives turned out to recognize two Vietnam War heroes, including one Medal of Honor recipient, during an event at the Monterey History and Maritime Museum recently.

  • POM volunteers make difference in local community

    Nov 17, 2009

    More than 100 Presidio of Monterey service members and other volunteers donated their time to beautify former Fort Ord areas Oct. 24.

  • Counseling available for community members

    Nov 17, 2009

    In response to the tragic shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas, Presidio of Monterey leaders are encouraging community members who might feel grief as a result of the shootings or other stressors to seek assistance.

  • Prescribed Burn conducted at former Fort Ord

    Nov 16, 2009

    The U.S. Army, Fort Ord Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Office at the former Fort Ord conducted a Prescribed Burn in the old impact area on Nov. 16. The Army mobilized helicopters and other contract fire-fighting equipment to burn Unit 19 which contains about 196 acres.

  • Veterans Day Observance in Monterey

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Presidio of Monterey and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center observed Veterans Day by placing a memorial wreath in the shadow of the Berlin Wall memorial at the Presidio. Several Korean War Vets attended and added another perspective to the proceedings. Local dignitaries attended and media outlets reported on the observance.

  • POM invited to kick butts Nov. 19

    Nov 13, 2009

    The American Lung Association says smoking is the main cause of COPD, which is a group of lung diseases that include emphysema and chronic bronchitis. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, this condition affects more than 12 million people in the United States.

  • President proclaims Military Family Month

    Nov 13, 2009

    President Barack Obama pledged his support of military members and their families and said Americans have a "solemn obligation" to preserve their well-being in his proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month.

  • ACS sponsors Month of the Military Family event

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Presidio of Monterey Army Community Service will celebrate the Month of the Military Family at the ACS office in the Ord Military Community 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 20.

  • ACS sponsors Month of the Military Family event

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Presidio of Monterey Army Community Service will celebrate the Month of the Military Family at the ACS office in the Ord Military Community 4:30 to 6 p.m. Nov. 20.

  • POM hosts federal benefits open-season event

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Federal Benefits Program open season for 2010 runs government-wide through Dec. 14.

  • Presidio of Monterey Commander's Cup

    Nov 13, 2009

    First quarter Commander's Cup competition held at the Presidio of Monterey. Army teams claim both first place finishes.

  • Presidio Marines run in boots and utes

    Nov 13, 2009

    Presidio of Monterey Marine Corps Detachment members take to their home streets in their "boots and utes" as they run a prescribed route to their classes in the Price Fitness Center here Nov. 12. The Marines have runs such as these to build camaraderie within their unit.

  • Presidio of Monterey Commander's Cup Competition held

    Nov 13, 2009

    First quarter Commander's Cup competition held at the Presidio of Monterey. Army teams claim both first place finishes.

  • Improvements planned for Presidio Cemetery

    Nov 13, 2009

    THE PRESIDIO of Monterey Cemetery is scheduled for major improvements, the Presidio's Directorate of Public Works (DPW) has announced.

  • Presidio community members provide feedback at AFAP symposium

    Nov 12, 2009

    Community members took up discussions issues ranging from housing to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation during the Presidio of Monterey Army Family Action Plan symposium here Nov. 5-6. Participants were able to have no-holds-barred conversations on their concerns and to discuss possible solutions openly, guided by facilitators who kept their respective groups focused.

  • First Edition of Newsletter: Center for Information Dominance Detachment Monterey

    Nov 6, 2009

    The Center for Information Dominance Detachment, Monterey, has launched the first edition of "The Interpreter," a newsletter highlighting the hard work and achievements of the Navy students and staff here at the Presidio of Monterey (POM). Currently a quarterly publication, "The Interpreter" can be accessed digitally on NKO, the POM Garrison website, or the newly created Center for Information Dominance Detachment Monterey Facebook page.

  • Center for Information Dominance Detachment Monterey launches first edition of "The Interpreter

    Nov 6, 2009

    The Center for Information Dominance Detachment, Monterey, has launched the first edition of "The Interpreter," a newsletter highlighting the hard work and achievements of the Navy students and staff here at the Presidio of Monterey (POM).

  • Key leaders kick off Combined Federal Campaign

    Nov 2, 2009

    The goal of this year's Combined Federal Campaign is 100 percent contact.

  • Military Health System to Host H1N1 'Web Hall'

    Nov 2, 2009

    The Military Health System (MHS) is hosting a one-hour Web-based town hall on Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. EST to answer questions about novel H1N1 influenza.

  • BOSS "Bump in the Night"

    Nov 2, 2009

    Military members enjoy Halloween night during the Better Opportunities for Single Service Members party at the Weckerling Center Oct. 31. Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation arranged for the two-floor dance hall and shuttle buses to and from the barracks as an alternative to traveling great distances to celebrate Halloween.

  • Presidio CFC gets under way Oct. 27

    Nov 2, 2009

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Nearly four million federal employees and military personnel are able to contribute to the charities of their choice during the annual charity drive. The annual charity season begins here with a Combined Federal Campaign kick-off ceremony here Oct. 27.

  • DPW plans include more parking around POM

    Nov 2, 2009

    The Presidio of Monterey could have as many as 400 new parking spots in the future. Those parking spaces will include the recently demolished area next to the Tin Barn.

  • SJA brings services to the students

    Nov 2, 2009

    Since August, staff of the Presidio of Monterey Staff Judge Advocate has been making the rounds around the POM and Ord Military Community areas.

  • Staff Directory

    Oct 14, 2009

  • Classic cars draw aficionados to Presidio

    Oct 13, 2009

    Classic-car aficionados joined music lovers for a festive day of car appreciation, entertainment and plain-old fun during the Presidio of Monterey Classic Car Show and Operation Rising Star Finale events here on Soldier Field Oct. 3.

  • Energy conservation requires team effort

    Oct 13, 2009

    October often brings about thoughts of changing weather, apple cider and Halloween treats. But what about thinking of October as a great month to save money and improve national security'

  • Garrison Commander's BLOG

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Retirement Services Office

    Oct 13, 2009

  • H1N1 Flu Information

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Warrior Care

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Garrison Leadership

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Photos/Flickr

    Oct 13, 2009

  • ICE

    Oct 13, 2009

  • Presidio FOIA

    Oct 13, 2009


    Oct 13, 2009

  • Presidio DOIM/NEC wins the 2009 Network Enterprise Center of the Year Award

    Oct 9, 2009

    The Directorate of Information Management, U. S Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey, received the Headquarters Department of Army 2009 Network Enterprise Center of the Year Award, Small Category - CONUS, On 21 August 2009 at the LandWarNet Conference held in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Fort Ord BRAC conducts a successful Prescribed Burn

    Oct 8, 2009

    Over 250 acres of vegetation were cleared Oct. 6 and 7 at Burn Unit 14 during a prescribed burn on the old impact area at the Former Fort Ord. The purpose of the fire was to clear vegetation so it will be safe for cleanup workers to remove unexploded munitions and explosives left over from when Fort Ord was an Army training center.

  • First Navy Jack is Raised at CIDD Monterey

    Oct 8, 2009

    On September 17 the Center for Information Dominance Detachment Monterey (CIDDM) raised the First Navy Jack on the flagpole adjacent to the Navy detachment headquarters for the first time at the Presidio of Monterey. This gesture signifies the CIDDM's dedication to assisting the preparation of Sailors for possible shipboard life by creating an atmosphere that is in keeping with the Navy Fleet. Navy ships were instructed in 2002 to fly the First Navy Jack upon their bows for the duration of the War on Terrorism as a "temporary substitute" of the Union Jack


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