Newcomer Information

Aerial view of the Presidio of Monterey.

Aerial view of the Presidio of Monterey and the Monterey Bay.

Military in Monterey 2014 Base Guide

 

To view an electronic copy of the 2013 Military in Monterey Newcomer's Welcome Guide click here.

 

Check-In

Both Taylor Hall and Rasmussen Hall are on Lawton Road. If you’re arriving during the day, go to Taylor Hall (Building 616), located at the corner of Lawton and Rifle Range Roads near the Franklin Street Gate. After duty hours, go to your respective service duty office.

Pvt. Bolio Gate is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for vehicle and pedestrian access. Visitor passes are issued 24 hours a day for authorized visitors with license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration.

For directions on how to get to the Presidio click here.

 

In-Processing

 

After unit in-processing, all servicemembers must attend the Joint Service In-processing Brief (JSIB), which is mandatory for all newly assigned military members of all ranks and services. The JSIB is conducted to provide a one-stop in-processing station to ensure military members process with all installation/community level agencies. JSIB is conducted every Tuesday. The JSIB consists of briefings and in-processing stations.

The JSIB briefing includes: Military Personnel Division (for Army personnel only-personnel records will be collected), U.S. Army Health Clinic (medical records will be collected); Education Center; Associate of Arts Degree Program; Army Community Services; Morale, Welfare, and Recreation; Transportation Office; Presidio of Monterey Police Department; Vehicle Registration; Chaplain’s Office; Finance (for Army personnel only); Safety Briefing, Inspector General; Equal Opportunity; Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection; Legal Assistance; The Parks at Monterey Bay (Family Housing); and Dental Clinic (dental records will be collected).

Inprocessing stations include: Military Personnel Division; 229th Military Intelligence Battalion; Medical Clinic; Dental Clinic; Army Community Services; Outdoor Recreation; Transportation Office; School Liaison Office; Associate of Arts Degree Program; Vehicle Registration (DoD decal and parking stickers); and the Parks at Monterey Bay.

For more information, please contact the Directorate of Human Resources, U.S. Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey at (831) 242-5210/7212 or DSN 768-5210/7212.

What to Expect

 

The academic regimen at DLIFLC is rigorous. Students attend class six hours a day and complete two hours of homework each night. A typical school day covers two weeks of normal college language curriculum and the typical language course is the equivalent of over five years of college language training.  All the units work closely with the language schools to monitor student progress and provide students the best opportunities to excel academically and develop into the warrior-linguists the Nation needs. In addition to the language training each military service has service-unique training to accomplish as well.

First-term Service members typically share a room in the Barracks with telephone service, cable television, and internet service available. Barracks vary in age and condition; while some are newer than others, the older barracks are being renovated on a rotating schedule. See the tenant units page for the housing policies of a specific military service branch. For additional housing information click here.

As parking on the Presidio is at a premium due to several building projects, commuting via the FREE Monterey Salinas Transit (MST) bus service (cost is subsidized by DOT) is highly recommended. If you cannot take the bus, carpools are recommended as parking tickets are expensive on the Presidio.

 

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Total Army Sponsorship Program

Mission: To assist Soldiers, Civilians, and Families in successfully relocating into and out of their commands. Sponsorship is a commander’s program in which commanders and individual sponsors are the key to success!

 

Congratulations on your assignment to the Presidio of Monterey, CA, home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC).

Requesting a sponsor is one of the wisest pre-move decisions you will make during this important transition.  To participate please complete the DA Form 5434 Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet (Download:  XFDL / PDF) and turn it in to your losing installation TASP Liaison or contact one of our POC's at the following phone numbers::

  • Enlisted: 831-242-6697
  • Officers: 831-242-4737
  • HHC: 831-242-4193
  • S-1 NCOIC: 831-242-5642


Your request will be forwarded to your gaining unit and a sponsor will be assigned to assist you.  Your sponsor will contact you via email or letter with information about your new unit, Presidio of Monterey, and the surrounding communities.

 

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Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Study Materials

 

Why wait to begin your language studies? DLIFLC resources are also available online. Click here for materials posted for download.

 

Student Life

Dining Facilities

The Defense Language Institute Food Service Program provides two, large Full Food Service Dining Facilities and an A La Carte Fast Food Kiosk. The Food Service Program is structured to incorporate popular foods while providing nutritious meals and a consistently relaxed dining experience for all servicemembers.

Identification Cards

Identification cards for Soldiers, family members and NAF employees can be obtained at the ID Card Section in Building 616, Taylor Hall, Suite 111. NAF employees must bring a completed DD form 1172 from their unit-verifying official, who has a signature card on file with the ID Card Section.

Military family members must meet one of the following criteria to obtain an ID card:

  • Be accompanied by their sponsor;
  • Or, present a notarized DD form 1172;
  • Or, present a DD Form 1172 verified by any ID card issuing facility.

 

Retirees may also get a new ID card from the ID card issue facility. They must show either the old ID card or bring photo identification such as a driver’s license in case the ID card has been lost or stolen. For further information contact the ID card facility at (831) 242-5209 or visit the ID Card webpage.

Finance

Defense Military Pay Office
Presidio of Monterey, Calif.
412 Rifle Range Road
Building 616, Taylor Hall

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For all customer service inquiries, Soldiers must go through their unit admin prior to reporting to the finance office.
Pay inquiries must be signed by commanders, first sergeants, or unit admin representatives.

Please direct customer service inquiries to (831) 242-4783.

United States Post Office

The U.S. Post Office is located in Building 517 on Private Bolio Road. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and closed for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.

Libraries

Aiso Library Learning Center provides print and multi-media resources for the DLIFLC on POM. It supports the faculty, students, and staff in carrying out their mission to provide foreign language training to the military community. It supports both the residential training programs and the distance education programs of the DLIFLC, including assistance to command language programs.

The library collection comprises approximately 115,000 items containing 39 separate foreign language collections. In addition to books, there are pamphlets, maps, games, audio and video recordings, newspapers, magazines, journals and computer software for circulation. All levels of comprehension are covered. A broad range of subjects is covered in each language. The general collection concentrates on linguistics, language teaching and area studies. The library has computer workstations with access to the Internet, wireless access, cable broadcasts, word processing and language software. Full borrowing privileges are extended only to the DLIFLC community. For specific privileges contact the library. The library has agreements with other area libraries for reciprocal library use. Command language programs can use their post or school libraries for inter-library loans directly to Aiso.

 

For more information visit our Web site: http://www.dliflc.edu/contactaisolibra.html.


Hours:

Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
Sunday, 12:30 to 9 p.m.
Closed holiday weekends

 

Chamberlin Library, located at Ord Military Community, is the general library for the military community on the Monterey Peninsula, with strong collections in military history and world cultures. The collection consists of approximately 60,000 items. In addition to books, there are pamphlets, audio and video recordings, newspapers, magazines and computer workstations with Internet access.

The library is open to the general public. Anyone may come in and use the library’s resources on the premises. Full borrowing privileges are extended to the military and Department of Defense civilians.

Best sellers and classic fiction round out the adult section. Children will find a large collection of books in the separate children’s room. These include picture books, easy readers, novels and nonfiction books on subjects from Abnaki Indians to zoology.

Chamberlin is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Circulation, (831) 242-7680, Librarian, (831) 242-7684. The Chamberlin Library is located next to the chapel on Gen. Jim Moore Boulevard.

 

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MASS TRANSPORTATION

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!

 

Click here for information.

 

Family Information

 

Army Lodge

 

The Army Lodge is available to Service Members and Family Members reporting into POM/DLIFLC. It is a good idea to make reservations in advance of your PCS. For reservations and information, call the POM Lodging Office at (831) 645-1199. Space-A reservations are available in advance, between September and May. Call for more information or visit www.ihg.com/armyhotels/

Traveling with Pets

Army Lodging, Presidio of Monterey has some pet accommodations.  Fees charged for housing of pets are comparable to other military installations. Contact the POM Lodging Office for details. Rooms are limited.


Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS)


For information on services and programs provided by CYSS visit their page by clicking here.

 

Army Community Service (ACS)

 

For information on services and programs provided by ACS visit their page by clicking here.

 

For Family Members trying to contact a service member at DLI:

 

Contact the specific branch of service or unit through the information provided on our tenant units page.

 

For emergencies contact the American Red Cross.

 

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Commissary & Exchange Services

 

Commissary

The Ord Military Community Commissary offers a wide variety of fresh meats, produce, grocery and fresh seafood items, and in-store bakery and delicatessen. State-of-the-art features include numbered checkouts lanes with debit/credit card transaction capability, electronic price labels, and an ATM machine at the entrance.

The commissary is located at 4240 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93944. (Ord Military Community).
Visit the Ord Community Commisary website.

Hours of operation are Tue.,Wed.,Fri.,Sat., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, closed on Mondays. The Customer Service number during store operating hours is (831) 242-7668.

 

 

PX Shopping Center Ord Military Community

PX Main Store:

(831) 899-2336

Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, closed
Archangels Defense Concepts:

(831) 393-9317


Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, closed
H&R Block:

(831) 393-9421

Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Human Resources:

(831) 899-1721


Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Barber Shop:

(831) 899- 1075

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Beauty Shop:

(831) 899-3198


Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Closed
Laundry/Cleaners/Alterations:

(831) 899-2838

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Closed
Furniture Avenue:

(831) 393-1202


Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday Closed
OMC Shoppette/ Gas Station (Building 4220):

(831) 394-2443

Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
24-Hour Pump Services
A&A Automotive:

(831) 394-1444


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday by appointment only
Sunday, Closed

 

DLIFLC Shopping

DLI Shopping Mall  (Building 660, Mason Rd.):
DLI Troop Store/Military Clothing Sales Store:

(831) 647-9602


Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DLI Coffee/Ice Cream Shop:

(831) 710-7368


Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Closed. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Papa Johns:

(831) 646-1111


Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Subway:
(831) 656-9209

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Purple Cactus Comics:

(831) 648-9016


Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..
Barber Shop:

(831) 372-0520


Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Laundry/Cleaners/Alterations:

(831) 655-0918


Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Closed
AWN Barracks Phone/DSL Center:

(831) 641-9232


Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday Closed
GNC:

(831) 662-9433


Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
World Café  (Building 212):

(831) 372-1134


Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Einstein’s Bagels (Building 517):

(831) 372-2234


Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed
POM-Gas Station (Building 230, Kit Carson Road):

(831) 372-0702


Monday through Friday, 0700-1800, Sat-Sun Closed
24-Hour Pump Services

 

NEX at Naval Postgraduate School

A Navy Exchange is located nearby at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. Visit their website.

The Navy Exchange offers the widest selection of quality goods and services possible to provide convenience, savings, and satisfaction. A wide variety of services are available for your convenience including the barber/beauty shop, optical shop and an automotive shop. The Navy Exchange saves you money every day. Special savings on great items, plus no sales tax.

Look for signs throughout the store for great buys and promotions on the items you want. Save big on exclusive store brand health and beauty products, clothing, photo supplies, auto supplies, and home products. Compare price, ingredients, and quality and see the savings.


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