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United States Army
Tin Barn W, Rifle Range Road
Monterey, CA 93944
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 $4,200 for a house. Most landlords do not accept pets, those that will accept pets normally charge between $150 and $350 in additional deposits, plus a monthly charge. Please check with the local police Department on banned pets. Generally expect to pay the first and last month's rent up front or a deposit plus the rent.
There are two military housing areas available to personnel assigned to POM: The Parks at Monterey Bay located in La Mesa, and the Ord Military Community located on a portion of what used to be Fort Ord. These are operated under the residential communities imitative by Pinnacle. Contact them at 831-644-0400 or 866-902-6522.
Soldiers who have just finished their Basic Combat Training, and who are reporting to the Defense Language Institute as their first long-term duty assignment, need to be aware that they will go into Phase IV of their Initial Entry Training here at the Presidio of Monterey. This means that, for their first four weeks here at the Presidio, they will be restricted to post, living in the barracks, and not allowed to wear civilian clothes or to operate a privately-owned vehicle, during that time. This can significantly complicate settling a family into government provided quarters. Married soldiers who are coming to the Presidio of Monterey directly from Basic Training are strongly encouraged to arrange for movement of their family members here to the Presidio after, rather than during or before, their first four weeks here at DLI.
Soldiers who have just finished their Basic Combat Training, and who are reporting to the Defense Language Institute (DLI) as their first long-term duty assignment, need to be aware that they will go into Phase IV of their Initial Entry Training here at the Presidio of Monterey. This is a high paced, intellectually challenging environment. This means that, for their first four weeks here at the Presidio, they will be restricted to post, living in the barracks, and not allowed to wear civilian clothes or to operate a privately-owned vehicle, during that time. This can significantly complicate settling a family into government provided quarters. Married soldiers who are coming to the Presidio of Monterey directly from Basic Training are strongly encouraged to arrange for movement of their family members here to the Presidio after, rather than during or before, their first four weeks here at DLI.
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 768 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 (831) 242-5000. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
The U.S. Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey, delivers quality BASOPS services and support to the people we serve, our first and foremost priority, to enhance readiness.
A Garrison comprised of skilled and empowered professionals committed to delivering innovative, cost effective, quality services and support.
In 1770, Monterey became one of five Presidios, or Forts, built by Spain in what is now the Western United States. American control of the area began in 1846, during the War with Mexico when Commodore John D. Sloat, Commander of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Squadron, landed a small force unopposed in Monterey and claimed the Territory and the Presidio for the United States. In November 1941, the Army established a secret school on the Presidio of San Francisco to teach the Japanese language to American Soldiers of Japanese descent. In June 1946, the school was designated as the Army Language School and later renamed the Defense Language Institute in 1963. For more information, go to the Presidio of Monterey homepage: https://home.army.mil/monterey/index.php ; https://home.army.mil/monterey/index.php/about/history
127 Permanent party. active duty; 9,692 students, active duty; 1,590 Faculty and DoD civilians
Monterey, CA. Population 28,352, Pacific Grove, CA. Population 15,522, Seaside, CA. Population 33,956, Marina, CA. Population 21,981, Carmel, CA. Population 4,152
United States Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey supports a joint-service population of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guard and their Family Members. The current total population is approximately 37,585 which comprises an active duty population of 9,692 Service Members and their families along with a population of 27,893 retirees.
The Presidio of Monterey (POM) is located in Monterey County in the city of Monterey, California, on the Pacific coast approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco. The USAG POM installation is located approximately 8 miles from the Ord Military Community (OMC), where the majority of students and permanent party military personnel live in military housing on a portion of the former Fort Ord. The base operator’s phone number is 831-242-5000. The Monterey Peninsula is favored by nature and has a rich history, and few spots anywhere can match its year-round moderate climate and its rugged coastline. The Monterey Peninsula is a high cost of living area. Although the Presidio of Monterey has played a significant role in the city of Monterey’s history, Monterey is not in itself a military city. The DLIFLC and Presidio of Monterey Automated-Attendant phone number is 831-242-5119 and can be called 24 hours a day.
The Monterey Peninsula Airport is the closest airport to 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 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 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, 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.-or-
After taking the Del Monte exit, bear to the right, follow the signs to Cannery Row, go through the tunnel, get into the left lane, and take the first turn to the left. It will take you into the Presidio. Continue up PVT Bolio Road. Turn to the left and the third stop sign onto Franklin Street. The first building on the left is Rasmussen Hall. The first building to the right, just before the next stop sign, is Taylor Hall.
To DLI from 101-South
If you're driving in from the south, use Highway 101 to Salinas follow the Highway 68 signs to Monterey Peninsula/Highway 68 to Prescott Street. Turn right onto Prescott and right again at the first traffic light onto Taylor. Follow Taylor into the Presidio. Take the first left onto Lawton Road and follow it past PVT. Bolio and Kit Carson Roads. Rasmussen Hall (to your left) is on the corner of Kit Carson and Lawton Roads. To reach Taylor Hall, continue on Lawton. Taylor Hall is on the corner of Lawton and Rifle Range Roads.
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 the Presidio following the alternate route from the north given above.
MASS TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT / TRANSPORTATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM
The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) and the U.S. Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey (POM) participate in the Federal Government’s Mass Transportation Benefit Program (MTBP) and Transportation Incentive Program (TIP).
What is it?
The MTBP/TIP provides reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs to and from work in order to reduce federal employees’ contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution and to expand their commuting alternatives.
What does this mean to the employees – military, civilian, and NAF—who are eligible? It means that you could be riding to work for free!
White buses will operate Mon-Fri:
More information can be found on the Presidio of Monterey homepage and the Monterey-Salinas Transit homepage.
DLIFLC & Presidio of Monterey Automated Attendant 831-242-5000
For Newcomers Visit: https://home.army.mil/monterey/index.php/my-fort/newcomers