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Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943-5001
Monterey, CA prices is Higher than the U.S. National Average.
Housing in the Monterey area is among the most expensive in the country. Affordable off-post housing is limited. Rental properties in the Monterey Peninsula area range from $1800 for an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment to $3400 for a house. Most landlords do not accept pets so be sure to ask, the ones that do normally have a charge between $100 and $250 with additional deposits, plus a monthly charge. Generally, expect to pay the first and last month's rent, up front, or a deposit plus the rent. Remember if you have pets to ask and get that cleared first.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that a long distance charges may be incurred so ask if possible.
The Naval Postgraduate School's unique combination of operationally experienced students and defense-oriented faculty providing a superb setting to conduct interdisciplinary research on complex issues related to the national and homeland defenses. Most of the research and academic programs at NPS relate to the operational level of war, and warfare. Major Commands at the Naval Support Activity - Monterey includes the Naval Postgraduate School, Center of Cryptology Detachment, Oceanography Center, Defense Language Institute located on the Presidio of Monterey which is close to NPS about a mile through town. Naval Research Laboratory, Fleet Numerical Meteorological Operation Center and Naval Medical Administration Unit.
Currently There are around 87 staff (permanent Party), and approximately 1500 plus service members (students), attending NPS that consist of officers from the five U.S. uniformed services, officers from approximately 30 other countries and a small number of civilian employees. Monterey, CA. Population 27,810, Pacific Grove, CA. Population 15,041, Seaside, CA. Population 33,025, Marina, CA. Population 20,370, Carmel, CA. Population 3,722. Population changes often due to the service members moving in and out of the area.
Monterey, California's estimated population is 28,639, Pacific Grove, CA. Population 15,041, Seaside, CA. Population 33,025, Marina, CA. Population 20,370, Carmel, CA. Population 3,722,
Salinas, California population156,259.
Monterey county approximately 437,907
There is a large population of service members living in the Monterey area to attend (DLI )the Presidio, and Naval Support Activity Monterey (NPS).
Approximately 1,500 plus students are currently attending NPS. The student body consists of officers from the five U.S. uniformed services, officers from approximately 30 other countries and 87 permanent party staff members. Selection of officers for fully funded graduate education is based upon outstanding professional performance as an officer, promotion potential and a strong academic background. The faculty, the majority of which are civilians, is drawn from a broad and diverse background of educational institutions and represents a prestigious group of scholars. Faculty and student interaction is high. Every class is taught directly by a faculty member, over 99% of whom have a Ph.D. Most classes are currently being taught virtually, however not all. Contact the Deans Office at(831) 656-2291.
Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSA Monterey), home to Naval Postgraduate School. (NPS) is located in Monterey, California, 120 miles south of San Francisco on the Pacific Ocean. The NPS campus covers 627 acres of land in Monterey County that have been the home of the school since 1947. NPS houses state-of-the-art laboratories, numerous academic buildings, an excellent library, government housing and impressive recreational facilities. The magnificent Monterey Peninsula has been called the greatest meeting of land, sea and sky and is recognized as an ideal vacation and business destination. The cost of off post/temporary housing is high because Monterey is a resort/high cost area. The base Quarterdeck's phone number is 831-656-2441.
Monterey has a rich history, the saga of California's Mission Trail, historic Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row, 17 world-class golf courses,One of the world's best aquariums, a unique variety of shops and galleries, and a spectacular assortment of parks and natural areas all combine to provide a truly unrivaled place to live and work. For more information on Monterey and NPS see the installation's homepage. The NPS is subordinate to the Naval Support Activity Monterey you can get more information from the websites as listed. You can also call the fleet and family support center for more information at 831-656-3060
From Monterey Peninsula Airport it is an estimated (2.5 miles or 5 minutes)
1. Upon leaving immediate vicinity of Passenger Terminal, Olmstead Road bears to the right, away from runway.2. Take first right onto Garden Road.3. Take Garden Road westbound for approx. 2 miles to first stop light and make a left onto Mark Thomas Drive.4. Proceed on Mark Thomas Drive for approx. mile to first traffic light.5. Take a right onto Sloat Avenue.6. Follow Sloat Avenue to Del Monte Avenue.7. Turn right on Del Monte Avenue and enter via the NPS main gate.
Government transportation is not furnished from any of the above airports to NPS. Taxi/shuttle service is available. Taxi - metered rates apply. Arrange for Monterey/Salinas shuttle service if you fly into SFO or SJO). Cab fare from MRY to NPS is $7.00. Shuttle - Monterey/Salinas Airbus charges $45 a person each way. For more information call 831-373-7777.
There is a military shuttle once daily from OMC to the Presidio of Monterey. It departs from the Stilwell Community Center at 0607 and returns in the evening departing from POM at 1729. There is also the following service by the Monterey-Salinas Transit on POM, OMC and the Naval Postgraduate School:
Route #12 Monterey – The Dunes via NPS: Monterey Transit Plaza, La Mesa (military housing), Naval Postgraduate School, Fitch Park (housing at OMC), DOD/POM Annex (OMC), The Dunes Shopping Center.
Route #14 NPS – Monterey via La Mesa: MontereyTransit Plaza • La Mesa • Naval Postgraduate School • Monterey Courthouse
Route #76 Presidio – Stillwell Park Express: Stillwell Park • Commissary/PX • Child Care Center • Hayes Park • Downtown Monterey • Presidio of Monterey
Route #77 Presidio – Seaside Express: Seaside Highlands • Seaside • La Mesa • Monterey Courthouse • MPC • Glenwood Circle • Downtown Monterey • Presidio of Monterey
Route #78 Presidio – Pacific Grove Express: New Monterey • Pacific Grove • Lighthouse Ave. • 17 Mile Drive • Country Club Shopping Center • The Presidio Of Monterey
Route #75 Presidio – Marshall Park Express: Marshall Park • Fitch Park • Commissary/PX • Stilwell Park • Downtown Monterey • Presidio of Monterey
What to do When You Arrive at the Front Gate?
There are two entrances to the installation; the Del Monte Avenue and the 9th/10th street gates. The Del Monte Avenue gate is opened 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. The 9th/10th street gate is open 24/7. Pass & I.D. are located at the 9th/10th street gate and their hours of operation are: Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 am, closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Gate availability is subject to change for the most up to date information regarding gate closure please call the NPS Quarterdeck prior to arrival at 831-656-2442 or Gate Access at 831-656-7532.
At this time any and all passengers entering the airport must have a face covering on.
From San Francisco and San Jose areas it is (116 miles or approximately 2 hrs.)
1. Take US Route 101 South to Prunedale.2. At Prunedale, take CA Route 156 (West) to CA Route 1 (South).3. Proceed on CA Route 1 (South) to Monterey.4. Take the "Del Monte Avenue" exit.5. Follow the signs to Del Monte Avenue and enter via the NPS main gate, located on Del Monte Avenue.
From Los Angeles and San Diego (335 miles or 5.5 hours)
1. Take US Hwy 5 North to Sacramento.2. At Lost Hills, take CA Route 46 west to Paso Robles.3. At Paso Robles, take US Route 101 north to Salinas. At Salinas, take CA Route 68 west to Monterey.4. Follow 68 to Monterey... that is, stay left onto CA Route 1 (south).5. Immediately take the "Monterey Exit" off of CA Route 1 (south).6. Stay in the left-hand lane of the exit. Turn left at the first light... onto Aguajito Road.7. Follow Aguajito south to and take a left at Mark Thomas Drive (approx. mile).8. Follow Mark Thomas Drive and take a left onto Sloat Avenue.9. Follow Sloat Avenue to Del Monte Avenue.10. Turn right on Del Monte Avenue and enter via the NPS main gate..
The Monterey Peninsula Airport is the closest airport to the NPS and the Presidio of Monterey. Transportation from the airport to the installation is by rental car, public transportation, or taxi. The Monterey Peninsula Airport does not have USO facilities. Airports with USO lounges are the San Francisco International Airport and the Mineta-San Jose International Airport. The USO Lounge at the San Francisco International Airport is located on the mezzanine floor of the main terminal above the United Airlines ticket counters. It is open 24 hours daily. The USO Lounge at the Mineta-San Jose International Airport is open seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
To NPS or DLI from Highway 1-South
The city of Monterey is approximately 117 miles south of San Francisco. You can approach Monterey from the north or south on Highway 1, but you won't make good time.
To NPS or DLI from the North via Highway 101
An alternate route to Monterey from the north is Highway 101 South to the Monterey Peninsula exit near Prunedale (Highway 156 West). This five-mile road leads to Highway 1 South and on to Monterey. You'll drive by Marina, Fort Ord and Seaside. Continue along Highway 1 to the Del Monte exit. Follow Del Monte until you approach the Fisherman's Wharf intersection. Move to the left, and follow this route past Portola Plaza Hotel (on your right) until you can turn left onto Pacific Street. At next intersection. To DLI turn right on Franklin and follow it through the Franklin Street Gate. Taylor Hall (Bldg.616) will be the first building to your left after the stop sign inside the gate. Report there during duty hours or to Rasmussen Hall (Bldg. 614) during non-duty hours. Rasmussen Hall will be the first large building to your right after the stop sign.If you are going to NPS take pacific street down to aguajito follow that down to mark Thomas dr and turn left, at the light turn left onto Sloat and NPS will be on the right.
From East or Southeast via interstate 5-North
If you're approaching from the east or southeast, use Interstate 5 North. Follow I-5 to the Highway 152 West connection to Highway 156. Travel along Highway 156 to Prunedale, then by Marina, Fort Ord and Seaside into Monterey. Use the directions for approaching NPS or the Presidio following the alternate route from the north given above.
Face coverings are mandatory at this time. You will need Valid military credentials are required for access to all military bases. Transit riders without credentials will be required to de-board at a bus stop before the security gate. In some cases, the bus stop may be located miles before entry to the base.Naval Postgraduate School Travel Office 831-656-2041 Commuter transit lines serving Naval Post Graduate School:12 The Dunes – NPS14 La Mesa – NPS
For your convenience MST has installed pass vending machines at various locations on base:
Presidio of Monterey
The phone Number for the (OOD) Quarter deck is 831-656-2441, Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSA Monterey), home to Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) located in Monterey, California. If you need more information call the local Fleet and family support center at 831-656-3060