Presidio of Monterey

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Oct 10, 2019
The Army recognized the Presidio of Monterey's Better Opportunity for Single Service members program as best in class for the second year running at the 30th annual BOSS conference in Indianapolis.
Oct 3, 2019
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- The sounds of hammers, shovels and saws cut through a calm Saturday morning in Santa Cruz, as 15 service members from the Defense Language Institute and Presidio of Monterey partnered with Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay, Sept. 14 …
Oct 3, 2019
An Army specialist sang her way to first place and a $250 check in front of a packed Hobson Center during the annual Presidio has Mad Talent singing competition, Sept. 20.
Oct 2, 2019
The Spanish history of the Presidio of Monterey took center stage during a Hispanic heritage observance at the post theater, Sept. 25.
Sep 26, 2019
Airmen celebrated the 72nd birthday of the United States Air Force with the ever-traditional ball at Naval Support Activity Monterey's Herrmann Hall, Sept. 20.


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.