How to Get Here
NOTE: If you are driving, when crossing any border into the State of California, you will be stopped for a check for plants,
fruits and animals (health certificates). If you have any plants or fruit in your car, you will be required to leave them at the
Directions to the Presidio of Monterey
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.
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 Doubletree 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.
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. 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
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.
Several flights arrive at the Monterey Peninsula Airport each day. Limousine and taxi service is available from the airport to
the Presidio. If you arrive by air, report to the limousine service desk for transportation to the post. Be sure to bring receipts
for ground transportation to the post for reimbursement later.
Should your flight take you to San Francisco International Airport, visit the USO lounge in the airport. It is comfortable and
has services for military travelers and their family members. The USO is located on the second floor of the main terminal above
the United Airlines ticket counters. It is open 24 hours, every day.
What to do when you arrive at DLI (REPORTING PROCEDURES):
ARMY: If you arrive during duty hours, report for duty with the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion. Report to the
Taylor Hall, Building 616, Room 216 between 0730 and 1600. Telephone (831) 242-5435/5617. If you arrive after duty hours
or on weekends, check in with the Staff Duty NCO in the main lobby of Rasmussen Hall, Building 614. Telephone
(831)242-5119. If you report in after duty hours or on the weekend, check in with the 229th MIB on the next duty day. If
you're a student service member reporting during duty hours, report in uniform to the unit indicated on your orders. If
you don't have a specified company on your orders, report to Military Personnel in Taylor Hall, Building 616, telephone
(831) 242-5373. If you're a student arriving after duty hours, report to the charge of quarters annotated on your orders,
unless you're assigned to Company D or E. If you're a Company D or E arrival and have not received specific reporting
instructions, check in with the Staff duty NCO at Rasmussen Hall, Building 614, after duty hours. During duty hours,
report to Company E, Building 834, telephone (831) 242-5549, or Company D, Building 646, telephone (831) 242-5365.
AIR FORCE: If you're reporting to the 311th Training Squadron, check into the Orderly Room in Bldg. 627. Telephone
(831) 242-5115. If you're reporting to the Air Force Element, AFELM, go to the AFELM Orderly Room in Rasmussen Hall,
Bldg. 614, Room 129. It is open 0730-1630, Monday - Friday. Telephone (831) 242-5264. If you arrive after duty hours or
on weekends, check in with the Staff Duty Office in the lobby of Bldg. 614. Telephone (831) 242-5119. Office hours for
the Air Force Personnel Office, on the second floor of Taylor Hall, Bldg. 616, are 0700 - 1600, Monday - Friday.
Telephone 242-5667. The Air Force Finance office, co-located with the Personnel Office, maintains the same hours.
Telephone (831) 242-5179.
MARINES: All Marines (officers, enlisted service members and Naval Postgraduate School students) coming to the Marine
Corps Detachment (MCD), report to the Administrative Office during duty hours, 0730-1630, in building 629B, 1st deck.
On weekends and after duty hours, Marines report to the Duty NCO in building 629B, telephone (831) 242-5407/5322.
NAVY: If you're a Naval officer, report to the Naval Technical Training Center Detachment Administration Office in Taylor
Hall, Bldg. 616, during duty hours. Telephone 242-5213. If you're enlisted, report to the NTTCD Watch Station in Building
629A. After duty hours both officers and enlisted service members should report to Bldg. 629A, telephone (831)
Everyone coming to the Presidio with families should be aware that the wait for military family housing can be as long as 90 days
in peak moving times, and that civilian housing in the Monterey environs is expensive and scarce. The best decision is to
postpone moving families to this area until housing for them has been secured.
Military assigned to the Monterey Peninsula live in military housing in the Ord Military Community (formerly Fort Ord). Housing
off-post is extremely expensive with families required to pay first months rent, last months rent, plus a deposit. People with
pets are usually required to pay and additional deposit, plus a monthly fee.
There is adequate housing available on post. The waiting period for on-post housing is 60-90 days, sometimes up to 120 days
depending on volume and time of year.
Bus transportation from the Ord Military Community Annex to the Naval Postgraduate School and the Presidio (DLI) runs once a day
each way. It leaves the OMC in the morning and returns in the evening. The local public bus company, Monterey/Salinas Transit,
runs several busses a day through the Ord Military Community into town and over to the Presidio itself - about eight miles from