Recent updates

COVID 19 Restrictions and Face Covering Order - 5 Nov 2020


  • POM GATE HOURS EFFECTIVE November 9, 2020

    • Bolio Gate (24 hours/7 days week)

    • Franklin & Taylor Gate (Monday-Friday 0600 – 1300 Hours, Closed on Weekends and Holidays)

    • Franklin & Taylor Gate OUTBOUND ONLY (Monday-Friday 1600 – 1800 Hours, Closed on Weekends and Holidays)

  • Trusted Traveler Program Reinstated EFFECTIVE November 9, 2020

  • PoM Shelter in Place Order - June 12

  • PoM Halloween Activies Order - Sept 29

  • Effective 26 OCT 2020, the Price Fitness Center will be open to all active duty, family members, retirees and DoD civilians 1000-1400, Monday through Friday.

  • 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...

  • 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to DoD installations with expired USID credentials (Uniform Services ID Card) thru March 2021 or until memorandum is rescinded.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

Nov 13, 2020
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. — During the first week of November the Presidio of Monterey observed ‘Fire Prevention Week’ by teaching civilians and serv...
Nov 5, 2020
Army firefighters can once again call the Presidio of Monterey home after a 65-year absence. On Aug. 1, the City of Monterey Fire Department handed the...
Oct 30, 2020
October is Energy Action Month, and while the month is coming to a close, conserving water and electricity is a year-round...
Oct 20, 2020
When Andrea Kiser, a firefighter/EMT, joined the Presidio of Monterey Fire Department in May, she became Presidio’s first female firefighter.
Oct 20, 2020
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Presidio of Monterey has undergone several distinct periods of change. One of the most active periods occurred durin...



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.