U.S. Army Garrison Presidio of Monterey
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
1759 Lewis Rd, Monterey, CA 93944
Presidio of Monterey (POM) is an active duty U.S. Army installation, located in the city of Monterey, California about 117 miles south of San Francisco on the Pacific coast. It is currently the home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI-FLC). The mission of POM is to provide professional base support services which facilitate mission readiness and promote well-being for all supported elements. The primary tenant organization is the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI/FLC). DLI/FLC provides foreign language education, training, and evaluation for DoD personnel in order to ensure the success of the Defense Foreign Language Program and enhance the security of the Nation. USAG POM supports a joint-service population of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guard and their Family Members.
DLIFLC is regarded as one of the finest schools for foreign language instruction in the nation. Resident instruction is provided in more than a dozen languages and several dialects, five days a week, seven hours per day, with two to three hours of homework each night. Courses last between 26 and 64 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language.
To further advance student knowledge in a particular language, DLIFLC has designed an immersion program, which consists of an off-site facility where students spend from one to three days in an isolated environment with their instructors and are not allowed to speak English. The facility is equipped with kitchens and sleeping quarters, while the program consists of real-world exercises, from bargaining for food and clothing at a marketplace, to going through customs or making hotel reservations. DLIFLC also sends a number of students on 30-day, in-country immersions.
There are 42,850 Active Duty Joint Service Members, military family members, DoD personnel, civilians, students, and retirees assigned to Presidio of Monterey.
Documents required as part of reporting-in procedures are: for Army, Air Force, Marines, and Navy, you must report with your orders. For National Guard and Reserves, you need 10 copies of your orders: all amendments and Title 10 or Title 32 orders.
If you arrive during duty hours, report for duty with the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion (MIBN). Report to the Taylor Hall, Bldg. 616, 2nd Floor, Room 216 (229th MIBN S-1) between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., telephone 831-242-5642/5589. If you arrive after duty hours or on weekends, WITHOUT pinpoint orders, report to the respective Company’s CQ to which your language is assigned. All careerist Soldiers arriving after duty hours WITH pinpoint orders, report to the respective Company listed below:
A Company – Arabic Bldg 603A – CQ831-242-5514
B Company – All Soldiers coming from Basic Training, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, German, Serbo-Croatian – Bldg. 622, 3rd Floor – CQ 831-242-5224
C Company – Arabic Bldg 631B – CQ 831-242-5656
D Company – Japanerse, Chinese, Thai, Tagalog, Indonesian, Korean – Bldg. 831 – CQ 831-242-5645
E Company – SFC’s and above; all others; all Officers – Bldg. 831 – CQ 831-242-5645
F Company – Persian Farsi, Pashtu, Urdu, DTRA Students – Bldg. 831 – CA 831-242-5645
If you are reporting to the 311th or 314th Training Squadron, check in with the Commander’s Support Staff located in Bldg. 627, Rm. 147 between the hours of 0700-0900 Monday-Friday. If you need more information or help to get to the Presidio of Monterey please call DSN: 768-5115 or (831) 242-5115. For incoming staff members, if you did not receive a sponsor package and would like to request one, please call 768-5875 or 5730.
All Marines attending training at either the Naval Postgraduate School and/or the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center are assigned to the Marine Corps Detachment, Presidio of Monterey and will report to the Commanding Officer, MARCORDET Presidio. The Marine Coprs Detachment is prepared to receive new-joins 24 hours a day. Normal working hours are from 0730-1630 Monday-Friday. During this time, check-in will be conducted at the Detachment S-1. After normal working hours and during the weekend and holidays, check in with the Detachment Duty NCO located in the Marine Corps Detachment, Bldg. 629B. If you experience any problems you can reach the Duty NCO at 831-242-6855. Uniform for check-in is Service “A” for all personnel.
Both staff and students follow the same check-in process. When you arrive at the base go to the CIDU quarterdeck located in Building 629A Rifle Range Road. The quarterdeck is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bring your orders with you so that they may be stamped and you can receive further instruction. You are required to be in uniform if checking in during normal working hours.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a California school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Promote, preserve and protect the health of all Monterey County residents through disease surveillance, health education, direct services, and health policy development.
Base Operator (831) 242-5000
Chaplain (831) 242-7620
Civilian Personnel Office (831) 242-5160
Dental Headquarters (831) 242-5613
EFMP Family Support (831) 242-7960
Family Advocacy Program (831) 242-7653
Family Center (831) 242-7660
Housing Services Office (831) 644-0400
ID/CAC Card Processing (831) 242-5209
Information and Referral (888) 607-0001
Legal Services and JAG (831) 242-5084
Medical Appointments (831) 242-5234
NAF Human Resources Officer (831) 242-6119
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255
On-base housing is available for those who are training or stationed at Presidio of Monterey. All military housing has been “privatized” in the Monterey community. There are 190 officer family units, 1,300 enlisted family units, and six single service member units. For more information call 831-644-0400.
Fitch Park at Old Military Community
5.4 miles from base
Fitch Park at Old Military Community is a family friendly military neighborhood with large homes and many outdoor activities.
0.5 miles from base
Monterey has scenic views with an active nightlife and many outdoor activities.
In Monterey, the summers are short, comfortable, dry, and mostly clear. The winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 44°F to 68°F and is rarely below 37°F or above 77°F.
The warm season lasts for 2.3 months, from August 15 to October 24, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The hottest day of the year is October 2, with an average high of 68°F and low of 54°F. The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from December 1 to March 22, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 3, with an average low of 44°F and high of 60°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.1 months, from November 6 to April 10, with a greater than 15% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 30% on February 20. The drier season lasts 6.9 months, from April 10 to November 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 19.
The cost of living in Monterey is 27% higher than the California average, and 76% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Monterey, CA, the average cost of goods and services is 11% higher than it is in California, and it is 22% higher than the national average.
Monterey is a city on California’s central coast and is well known for the abundance and diversity of its marine life which includes sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, bat rays, kelp forests, pelicans and dolphins and several species of whales. Only a few miles offshore is the Monterey Canyon, the largest and deepest underwater canyon off the Pacific coast of North America.
Cannery Row is a famous strip of gift shops, seafood restaurants and bars in converted factories. Also famous is Monterey Bay Aquarium, with thousands of marine animals and plants on display in underwater and interactive exhibits. Pebble Beach offers iconic scenery along 17-Mile Drive with many outdoor activities along the way.
The historic Fisherman’s Wharf has shopping, restaurants, and whale watching opportunities along the pier.