Welcome to the Presidio of Monterey!

Military in Monterey Base Guide

To view an electronic copy of Monterey's Military
Newcomer's Welcome Guide click here.

Military OneSource Installation Guide

Help me plan my PCS move to the Presidio of Monterey

You may also refer to the PCS Checklist to assist with your move.


Both Taylor Hall and Rasmussen Hall are on Lawton Road. If you’re arriving during the day, go to Taylor Hall (Building 616), located at the corner of Lawton and Rifle Range Roads near the Franklin Street Gate. After duty hours, go to your respective service duty office.

Pvt. Bolio Gate is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for vehicle and pedestrian access. Visitor passes are issued 24 hours a day for authorized visitors with license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration.

For directions on how to get to the Presidio click here.

For married personnel we kindly request that you to complete the SFRG (Soldier Family Readiness Group) information sheet and email it to You may also request additional family services through the Army Relocation Program and Army Community Service via the same email address.


After unit in-processing, all service members must attend the Joint Service In-processing Brief (JSIB), which is mandatory for all newly assigned military members of all ranks and services. The JSIB is conducted to provide a one-stop in-processing station to ensure military members process with all installation/community level agencies. JSIB is conducted every Tuesday. The JSIB consists of briefings and in-processing stations.

The JSIB briefing includes: Military Personnel Division (for Army personnel only-personnel records will be collected), U.S. Army Health Clinic (medical records will be collected); Education Center; Associate of Arts Degree Program; Army Community Services; Morale, Welfare, and Recreation; Finance (for Army personnel only); Safety Briefing, Inspector General; Equal Opportunity; Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection; Legal Assistance; The Parks at Monterey Bay (Family Housing); and Dental Clinic (dental records will be collected).

In-processing stations include: Military Personnel Division; 229th Military Intelligence Battalion; Medical Clinic; Dental Clinic; Army Community Services; Outdoor Recreation; School Liaison Office; Associate of Arts Degree Program; .EDU Account Registration; and the Parks at Monterey Bay.

Army Personnel need to attend a Finance inprocessing brief that is held at the Tin Barn on Mondays & Fridays at 0800. They should attend the brief after signing into the unit and they will need to bring their completed/signed in PCS DA 31, & their  PCS orders.

For more information, please contact the Directorate of Human Resources, U.S. Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey at (831) 242-5210/7212 or DSN 768-5210/7212.

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What to Expect

The academic regimen at DLIFLC is rigorous. Students attend class six hours a day and complete two hours of homework each night. A typical school day covers two weeks of normal college language curriculum and the typical language course is the equivalent of over five years of college language training.  All the units work closely with the language schools to monitor student progress and provide students the best opportunities to excel academically and develop into the warrior-linguists the Nation needs. In addition to the language training each military service has service-unique training to accomplish as well.

First-term Service members typically share a room in the Barracks with telephone service, cable television, and internet service available. Barracks vary in age and condition; while some are newer than others, the older barracks are being renovated on a rotating schedule. See the tenant units page for the housing policies of a specific military service branch. For additional housing information click here.


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Total Army Sponsorship Program

Mission: To assist Soldiers, Civilians, and Families in successfully relocating into and out of their commands. Sponsorship is a commander’s program in which commanders and individual sponsors are the key to success!

Congratulations on your assignment to the Presidio of Monterey, CA, home of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC).

Requesting a sponsor is one of the wisest pre-move decisions you will make during this important transition.  To participate please complete the DA Form 5434 Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet (Download:  XFDL / PDF) and turn it in to your losing installation TASP Liaison or contact one of our POC's at the following phone numbers::

  • Officer/Enlisted students: 831-242-5642/5617
  • 229th MI Bn Permanent Party Personnel 831-242-5642/5617
  • HHC Permanent Party Personnel: 831-242-7440/6964

Your request will be forwarded to your gaining unit and a sponsor will be assigned to assist you. Your sponsor will contact you via email or letter with information about your new unit, Presidio of Monterey, and the surrounding communities.

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Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Study Materials

Why wait to begin your language studies? DLIFLC resources are also available online. Click here for materials posted for download.


Student Life

The Defense Language Institute Food Service Program provides two, large Full Food Service Dining Facilities and an A La Carte Fast Food Kiosk. The Food Service Program is structured to incorporate popular foods while providing nutritious meals and a consistently relaxed dining experience for all servicemembers.

Identification cards for Soldiers, family members and NAF employees can be obtained at the ID Card Section in Building 616, Taylor Hall, Suite 111. NAF employees must bring a completed DD form 1172 from their unit-verifying official, who has a signature card on file with the ID Card Section.

Military family members must meet one of the following criteria to obtain an ID card:

  • Be accompanied by their sponsor;
  • Or, present a notarized DD form 1172;
  • Or, present a DD Form 1172 verified by any ID card issuing facility.

Retirees may also get a new ID card from the ID card issue facility. They must show either the old ID card or bring photo identification such as a driver’s license in case the ID card has been lost or stolen. For further information contact the ID card facility at (831) 242-5209 or visit the ID Card webpage.

Army Military Pay Office
Presidio of Monterey, Calif.
412 Rifle Range Road
Building 616, Taylor Hall

Hours of Operation:

Monday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                In Processing Finance Brief (located at the Tin Barn) - 0800

Tuesday,  8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, 1 p.m to 3 p.m

Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

                In Processing Finance Brief (located at the Tin Barn) - 0800

For all customer service inquiries, Soldiers must go through their unit admin prior to reporting to the finance office.
Pay inquiries must be signed by commanders, first sergeants, or unit admin representatives.

Please direct customer service inquiries to (831) 242-4783.

The U.S. Post Office is located in Building 517 on Private Bolio Road. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and closed for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.

Aiso Library Learning Center provides print and multi-media resources for the DLIFLC on POM. It supports the faculty, students, and staff in carrying out their mission to provide foreign language training to the military community. It supports both the residential training programs and the distance education programs of the DLIFLC, including assistance to command language programs.

The library collection comprises approximately 115,000 items containing 39 separate foreign language collections. In addition to books, there are pamphlets, maps, games, audio and video recordings, newspapers, magazines, journals and computer software for circulation. All levels of comprehension are covered. A broad range of subjects is covered in each language. The general collection concentrates on linguistics, language teaching and area studies. The library has computer workstations with access to the Internet, wireless access, cable broadcasts, word processing and language software. Full borrowing privileges are extended only to the DLIFLC community. For specific privileges contact the library. The library has agreements with other area libraries for reciprocal library use. Command language programs can use their post or school libraries for inter-library loans directly to Aiso.

For more information visit our Web site:

Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed weekends and federal holidays

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Mass Transportation


The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) and the U.S. Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey (POM) participate in the Federal Government’s Mass Transportation Benefit Program (MTBP) and Transportation Incentive Program (TIP).

What is it?

The MTBP/TIP provides reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs to and from work in order to reduce federal employees’ contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution and to expand their commuting alternatives.

What does this mean to the employees – military, civilian, and NAF—who are eligible? It means that you could be riding to work for free!

Click here for information.


Family Information

The Army Lodge is available to Service Members and Family Members reporting into POM/DLIFLC. It is a good idea to make reservations in advance of your PCS. For reservations and information, call the POM Lodging Office at (831) 645-1199. Space-A reservations are available in advance, between September and May. Call for more information or visit

Army Lodging, Presidio of Monterey has some pet accommodations.  Fees charged for housing of pets are comparable to other military installations. Contact the POM Lodging Office for details. Rooms are limited.

For information on services and programs provided by CYSS visit their page by clicking here.

For information on services and programs provided by ACS visit their page by clicking here.

For Family Members trying to contact a service member at DLI:
Contact the specific branch of service or unit through the information provided on our tenant units page.

For emergencies contact the American Red Cross.

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Commissary & Exchange Services

The Ord Military Community Commissary offers a wide variety of fresh meats, produce, grocery and fresh seafood items, and in-store bakery and delicatessen. State-of-the-art features include numbered checkouts lanes with debit/credit card transaction capability, electronic price labels, and an ATM machine at the entrance.

The commissary is located at 4240 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93944. (Ord Military Community).
Visit the Ord Community Commisary website.

Hours of operation are Tue.,Wed.,Fri.,Sat., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, closed on Mondays. The Customer Service number during store operating hours is (831) 242-7668.

Presidio of Monterey & Ord Military Community Exchange Services Website

A Navy Exchange is located nearby at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. Visit their website.

The Navy Exchange offers the widest selection of quality goods and services possible to provide convenience, savings, and satisfaction. A wide variety of services are available for your convenience including the barber/beauty shop, optical shop and an automotive shop. The Navy Exchange saves you money every day. Special savings on great items, plus no sales tax.

Look for signs throughout the store for great buys and promotions on the items you want. Save big on exclusive store brand health and beauty products, clothing, photo supplies, auto supplies, and home products. Compare price, ingredients, and quality and see the savings.


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