Presidio of Monterey

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Aug 8, 2019
A group of 28 service members and civilians led by Maj. Everett Zachary, Family Life Chaplain for the Presidio of Monterey, set off on a non-denominational 'Spiritual Fitness Hike' in the forests of central California July 27. The hikers gathered at the P…
Jul 2, 2019
Nine Border Patrol Explorers from the southern Californian city of Chula Vista experienced military life during a first-ever visit to the Presidio of Monterey, July 1.
Jul 1, 2019
Five LGBT service members told their stories of struggle and acceptance, including one Airman who almost lost his dream career, in front of a packed house at the Presidio of Monterey, Thursday, June 27.
Jun 25, 2019
Kristin Martin saved her infant daughter's life at her Ord Military Community residence, June 6, thanks to her quick-thinking and a firefighter who taught her CPR.
Jun 21, 2019
MONTEREY, Calif.-- More than 400 Soldiers and their guests celebrated the U.S. Army's 244th birthday with song, dance and the ever-traditional cake-cutting at the Californian central coast city of Monterey, Saturday evening.


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.