Recent updates

  • PoM COVID-19 Restrictions and Face Covering Order - August 14, 2020

  • PoM Shelter in Place Order - June 12, 2020

  • Access to the Presidio of Monterey is limited to essential personnel only. Bolio Gate is the only active driving gate, however turnstile access has been restored via Taylor, Franklin, and High Street gates.

  • All personnel entering the Presidio of Monterey must have a face covering on their person. This will be shown to the Security personnel at the gates to allow entry. If you do not have a face covering, you will be denied entry until you have a face covering. Read more here...

  • COVID-19 Conditions Assessment Update - Public Health Emergency Officer (Aug 17, 2020)

  • Price Fitness Center has new expanded, temporary operating hours (limited to Active Duty Personnel assigned to the Presidio of Monterey):

    • 0500 - 1000 (Army/Marines)
    • 1000 - 1300 is now open to ALL ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS
    • 1300 - 1400 CLOSED for enhanced cleaning
    • 1400 - 1900 (Air Force/Navy)
      (All Service Members are required to wear a face covering and bring a towel)
  • The Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence and Security office, released a memorandum extending physical access to DoD installations with expired USID credentials (Uniform Services ID Card) thru March 2021 or until memorandum is rescinded. Physical access to DoD installations with expired CAC cards, however, will terminate as of September 30, 2020.

Presidio Twitter

Sep 11, 2020
While Presidio of Monterey firefighter, David Serna, was working a 24-hour shift battling the River Fire in Monterey County Aug. 19, a sheriff’s deputy...
Aug 25, 2020
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif – On Christmas day 2016, U.S. Navy Seabee Peter Mellett suffered a devastating loss when his wife Veronica died of a sudden...
Aug 5, 2020
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. — In preparation for the upcoming school year the Presidio School Liaison Office conducted its annual ‘Summer Expo’ and han...
Jul 13, 2020
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. – The Presidio of Monterey welcomed Col. Varman Chhoeung as the new garrison commander during a change of command ceremony...
Jul 10, 2020
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. – While the annual Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign kicked off in March, the COVID-19 outbreak sidelined those initial...



Welcome to Presidio of Monterey, home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Located in picturesque Monterey County on California's Central Coast, approximately 85 miles south of San Francisco and 50 miles from the Silicon Valley. With historic ties to the Spanish colonial era, the Presidio of Monterey as U.S. military installation dates to July 7, 1846  when Commodore Sloat landed his troops unopposed in Monterey during the Mexican-American War and first raised the U.S. flag in Alta California, claiming its territories for the United States.  Monterey is the last Presidio in California to have an active military installation.