Presidio of Monterey

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Jun 12, 2019
Lt. Col. Julia Donley, 302nd Signal Battalion commander, and Maj. Keya Riggins, USASA Camp Roberts commander, cut the ribbon to the new headquarters building June 4.
Mar 6, 2019
The Marine Corps Detachment hosted a memorialization ceremony March 1 to dedicate its new barracks to a fallen Marine and Defense Language Institute alumnus.
Jun 27, 2018
The stunning coastline and scenic beaches of the Monterey Peninsula invite water enthusiasts to the area. Surfing is a piece of the Golden State's history and culture, not just another water activity in California.
Jun 26, 2018
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Four military spouses from the Presidio of Monterey find higher purpose by assisting veterans who have fallen on hard times to help them land on their feet.
Jun 26, 2018
The Monterey Military Attic provides household items, uniforms, clothing and other necessities at no cost to service members, E-6 and below and their family members.


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.