Naval Support Activity Monterey 

Multi-function organization dedicated to: –Providing responsive, high quality base operations support

Monterey, CA 93943

ABOUT

Naval Support Activity Monterey is home to over 15 tenant commands. They provide primary support to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Navy Research Lab (NRL), and the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC). NPS is the largest producer of advanced graduate degrees for the Department of Defense and has thousands of annual graduates from all services and over 50 countries.

Before World War II one of the finest luxury hotels in North America, the Hotel Del Monte, occupied the present site of the Naval Postgraduate School. From the time railroad pioneer Charles Crocker first opened the hotel in June 1880, it was an immediate success. Fire completely destroyed the hotel in 1887, but the second Hotel Del Monte rose promptly at the same location and was more splendid than its predecessor. In the early morning of September 27, 1924, fire again devastated the central wooden structure of the hotel. Reconstruction was again immediate and the more modern building continued to make the Del Monte one of the showplaces of the world.

By this time, Samuel F.B. Morse, the president of the Del Monte Properties Company, had acquired the hotel and began developing the Del Monte as a “sports empire” where guests could enjoy playing golf, polo, tennis, swimming, yachting and deep-sea fishing. Coined “the most elegant seaside resort in the world,” the hotel played host to world leaders, dignitaries, American presidents, film stars and famous artists until 1942, when it was taken over by the U.S. Navy and used as a pre-flight school for aviators.

Naval Support Activity Monterey (NSAM) is a multi-function organization dedicated to: –Providing responsive, high quality base operations support to enable our tenants to accomplish their mission. Taking care of our employees and customers to enhance their quality of life as well as –being a responsible civic partner by building and nurturing effective relationships with local communities.

The overall population in Monterey, California is 28,639.

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ARRIVAL

To request a sponsor, please call Student Services 831-656-7848, DSN 312-756-7848. In an effort to provide you with the best possible service and support Student Services have developed a web in-processing system. This website will greatly reduce your in-processing time once you arrive at the Naval Postgraduate School and must be completed prior to your arrival. Userids and passwords are e-mailed out approximately two months before the beginning of a quarter.

Please call us and we will give you an email address to email us your email address where you wish to receive this information. Once you’ve arrived, report to Student Services, located in Herrmann Hall (basement – Rm 033). The office is open Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please Wear the Uniform of the Day. Winter uniforms are required as of 1 October. Summer uniforms are required as of 1 April.

Resources

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, children should be five years old by September 1st to be eligible for kindergarten. The law also required school districts to develop a transitional kindergarten program for children who will no longer be age-eligible. Check with the school for requirements.

In 2010, California along with the majority of other 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 www.corestandards.org

Monterey County School District

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.

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

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.

Child Care Aware:

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.

California Department of Human Resources 916-324-0455
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.

Monterey County Children Services 831-755-4475
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Monterey County Animal Services 831-373-2631
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

Monterey County Dept of Public Health 831-647-7655

Highway Patrol 831-770-8000

Base Operator (831) 647-7300

 

Housing

Housing is available to all active military duty and families.

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Community

In Monterey, the summers are short, comfortable, dry, and mostly clear and 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.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Monterey for warm-weather activities is from early July to early October.

Residents in Monterey, CA enjoy a cost of living index of 176. This index is 27% higher than the California average, and 76% higher than the national average.

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.

At Monterey, CA you can enjoy many fun outdoor activities such as: kayaking, surfing lessons, sailing and whale watching. There are also a lot of special events and tourist attractions.

At Cane & Spur Wine Tours, you can enjoy an amazing personalized experience in Monterey wine country. Your guide will tailor the tour just for you, and introduce you to some of the best wineries and wine growing families in the region. Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at the ocean’s edge, it’s a window to marine life — for dive masters and non-swimmers alike. It’s home to sea otters, penguins, sharks, jellies and thousands of other marine animals and plants. Its mission is to inspire conservation of the ocean.

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