Monterey Salinas Transit (Public Transportation)
The Mass Transportation Benefit Program provides reimbursement for DOD employees for mass transit commuting costs to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution and to expand their commuting alternatives.
There are 12 lines that serve the Presidio of Monterey and Ord Military Community. Enrollment requires filling out two forms that can be obtained by visiting the bus pass coordinator in Building 614, Room 119, or call 831-242-7027/4080.
All inbound active-duty military, regardless of what installation you are assigned to, must report to the government Housing Services Office at the Ord Military Community. Effectively in-processing to this office is key to ensuring that you receive all options for housing. Please call 831-242-7979 prior to seeking housing.
Housing in the Monterey area is among the most expensive in the country. Affordable off-installation housing is limited. Rental properties in the Monterey Peninsula area range from about $1,000 to $1,200 for an unfurnished one-bedroom apartment to roughly $2,500 to $3,000 for a three-bedroom house. Most landlords do not accept pets; those who do normally charge $500-plus in additional deposits, plus a monthly charge. Generally, expect to pay the first and last month’s rent up front or a deposit plus the rent. For those looking to buy a home as opposed to renting, the median monthly mortgage for the Monterey County area is approximately $2,100.
MILITARY PRIVATIZED HOUSING
The military privatized housing in the area, known as The Parks at Monterey Bay, is managed by Pinnacle, an American Management Company. There are two main housing offices: one for E-7 through O-6 at 1200 Fechteler Drive (La Mesa Village), Monterey, 831-643-4200 or 866-902-6613; and one for E-1 through O-4 at 826 Corregidor Road (Moore’s Landing, Ord Military Community), Seaside, 831-392-0740 or 866-598-2655. Visit www.parksatmonterey.com for both locations.
The Parks at Monterey Bay housing neighborhoods are near the Naval Postgraduate School, Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanographic Center, the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and the Coast Guard stations in Seaside and Monterey. These military housing neighborhoods are managed by Pinnacle. Many homes have ocean views, and all aim to take advantage of the amenities available both within and outside the military neighborhoods. Golf courses, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, beaches, excellent restaurants and access to outdoor recreational activities are all nearby. The newest housing area at Ord Military Community is directly across the street from the commissary and post exchange.
The Parks at Monterey Bay welcomes all eligible military personnel, both accompanied and unaccompanied. Families and singles can choose from more than 2,200 homes.
For DOD civilians, housing is available through Moore’s Landing, at 826 Corregidor Road (Ord Military Community, formerly Fort Ord), Seaside. Visit www.mooreslandinghomes.com or call 831-939-1101 or 866-902-6552.
Amenities included with living at The Parks of Monterey Bay:
• Utilities included (electricity, gas, water and garbage). New and renovated homes (gas and electric) calculated using an average baseline.
• Maintenance staff available to help residents 24/7.
• Access to fitness facilities and pools.
• Tennis courts within The Parks.
• Four community centers available to reserve for parties, get-togethers and fun events.
• Many playgrounds and tot lots throughout The Parks.
• Renters insurance included.
• Two beautification centers within The Parks with lawn equipment for checkout.
• Pet-friendly community allowing each resident to have pets (some breeds are prohibited, and there are some requirements on how many pets). No pet deposits.
• Full-size washer and dryer hookups.
• Jogging trail.
To get to the La Mesa Housing Office, take Highway 1 south to the Monterey exit, Exit 401. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Aguajito Road. Proceed through the next light and go past the Monterey County Court House. Turn right onto Farragut Road at the sign for La Mesa Village. Turn left onto Spurance Road and make the first left to Fechteler Road. The office is on the left and parking is just past the office off Moreell Circle.
To get to The Parks at Monterey Bay in Ord Military Community, take General Jim Moore Boulevard South to Normandy Road. Turn right on Normandy Road. Continue to Monterey Road. Turn left on Monterey Road. The office is on the corner of Monterey Road and Corregidor Road.
MILITARY HOUSING NEIGHBORHOODS
ORD MILITARY COMMUNITY
Ord Military Community is off scenic Highway 1 with easy access to the Defense Language Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School.
Within the community:
• Commissary, AAFES PX and AAFES PX gas station.
• Marshall Elementary and Seaside Middle School.
• Child Development Center and Porter Youth Center.
• General Stilwell Community Center.
• Army Community Services.
• Military Veterinary Clinic.
• Chapel with Catholic Mass and Protestant services.
• Golf courses (offering special rates to military members).
• Beautification center (lawn).
• Soccer fields and basketball and tennis courts.
• Neighborhood center for special events.
• Presidio of Monterey police and fire departments.
• Pool and fitness center.
• Super Park.
LA MESA VILLAGE
La Mesa Village is in beautiful Monterey within walking distance of the Naval Postgraduate School.
Within the community:
• La Mesa Elementary School.
• Child Development Center.
• Teen Connection Center.
• Navy Exchange Mini-Mart.
• Navy Lodge.
• Fleet & Family Services.
• Beautification center (lawn).
• Community center, indoor pool, fitness center and large meeting areas available for special events.
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY
Presidio of Monterey has 37 historical houses that are primarily reserved for key and essential personnel. This housing is within walking distance to most classrooms and administrative buildings of the DLIFLC.
Within the community:
• Fitness center and running track.
• PX Troop Store and snack bar.
• Post office.
• Three Java Cafes.
• Einstein Bros. Bagels.
Please note that all amenities provided by The Parks at Monterey Bay are available to all active-duty military residents and their families. If you choose to reside at the Ord Military Community, you may also use the facilities offered at La Mesa.
NAVY LODGE MONTEREY
Navy Lodge Monterey is the perfect place for guests of military members to stay. Navy Lodge Monterey offers a great value with spacious guest rooms, family suites, fully equipped kitchens, free Wi-Fi and many other amenities. It also provides complimentary breakfast, a weekly manager reception and premier guest service.
Navy Lodge Monterey is within walking distance of the Housing Welcome Center, La Mesa Elementary School, NEX Mini-Mart and Family Service Center. It is also a short drive to the Navy Post Graduate School, Navy Exchange, MWR Fitness & Sports Center, Presidio of Monterey and Monterey U.S. Coast Guard Station.
As an added convenience, pets are welcome at Navy Lodge Monterey. Please contact the Navy Lodge regarding pet policies. The authorized patron of the Navy Lodge will need to be present to check in the guest.
To make a reservation for Navy Lodge Monterey, call 831-372-6133 or toll free at 800-628-9466 or log on to https://navy-lodge.com.
The former Presidio of Monterey Army Lodge is operated by International Hotel Group in the same location, Buildings 366 and 367 at 466 Cabrillo St. The new phone number is 877-711-8326 or 831-645-1199. Check out the website at www.ihg.com.
FAMILY MEMBER HEALTH CARE
The Army Health Clinic offers pediatric care for family members. The pediatric clinic provides exceptional care to the Presidio of Monterey pediatric population with primary pediatric care needs ranging from acute visits to well visits such as sport physicals, immunizations and overseas screenings. Questions or problems with the local TRICARE network should be directed to West-United Healthcare at 877-988-9378. They will provide additional assistance regarding complete program options, eligibility, benefits, claims and access to care.
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY ARMY PEDIATRIC MEDICAL HOME CLINIC
Clinic hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third Thursday of every month. Closed on federal holidays and selected training holidays.
After hours, call the nurse advice line at 800-874-2273, option 1, for consultation and referrals if necessary.
For emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY ARMY HEALTH CLINIC, ACTIVE-DUTY PRIMARY CARE SERVICE
(for both DLI and NPS active-duty service members)
After hours, active-duty members may call the nurse advice line at 800-874-2273, option 1, for consultation and referrals if they believe they cannot wait until the clinic opens.
For emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY DENTAL CLINIC
(for POM active-duty service members)
Location: Presidio of Monterey Dental Clinic
Building 423, Corporal Evans Road
Monterey, CA 93944
NAVY MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT
Active-duty service members are required to enroll in TRICARE Prime and must fill out an enrollment application at the Presidio of Monterey Health Clinic (Defense Language Institute). Family members who need to enroll or change their location should go to www.tricare.mil.
Questions or problems with the local TRICARE network should be directed to West-United Healthcare at 877-988-9378. They will provide additional assistance regarding complete program options, eligibility, benefits, claims and access to care.
NAVAL BRANCH DENTAL CLINIC
The Branch Dental Clinic Monterey is in Room 419 on the fourth floor of Herrmann Hall. The mission of the dental clinic is to provide dental care and administrative support to ensure tenant commands achieve and maintain the highest state of operational dental readiness. Its goal is to provide services to the Naval Postgraduate School, Fleet Numerical and CSD with the very best, prompt, courteous, professional and personalized health care possible. Call 831-656-2477 for more information.
Building 4380, Ord Military Community
Hours: 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 1:30 to 3 p.m. for over-the-counter sales.
The veterinary clinic offers a wide variety of supplies for all sizes of animals all at significant savings when compared with local outlets. Basic veterinary care is available by appointment.
Do your best friend a favor and bring your pets into the veterinary clinic for their vaccinations and microchips. Not only will they be healthy, but they will be identified and returned to you if they are ever lost. The Presidio of Monterey Veterinary Treatment Facility, on Parker Flats Cutoff on Ord Military Community, offers appointments to active-duty military personnel, retirees, and reserve and National Guard components on active-duty status.
Services provided through the Presidio veterinary clinic include heartworm testing and prevention, feline leukemia and feline AIDS testing, stool examination, microchip IDs, immunization, diagnostic blood work, flea-free certificates, health certificates for travel and child development centers, minor sick calls and over-the-counter product sales. Call to confirm services offered.
Pursuant to POM Policy Letter 40-3, all pets in government housing need to be registered with the veterinary clinic. To establish a pet record, stop by the clinic prior to making an appointment. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted in the vet clinic.
The Presidio of Monterey and the Naval Postgraduate School offer a diversified program of religious opportunities to include worship, religious education and special ministries.
Activities include: religious worship, religious education, chaplain support activities, pastoral care, and counseling for active-duty military personnel and their families, retirees and authorized civilians.
Services provided include: worship services, religious services, special Holy Day services and activities, baptisms, weddings, invocations, counseling, funerals and a prayer room for Muslims.
Ord Military Community Chapel
Chaplain’s Office, Building 4280
4280 General Jim Moore Blvd.
Presidio of Monterey Chapel
Chaplain’s Office, Building 324
229th Military Intelligence Battalion Chaplains’ Offices
The 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Chaplains’ offices are on the presidio in the company areas.
Air Force Chaplain’s Office
The Air Force Chaplain’s Office is on the presidio, Building 627.
Naval Postgraduate School Chaplain’s Office
Herrmann Hall 831-656-2241
Commissary & Exchange
4240 Gigling Road, Seaside, CA 93944
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (open until 8 p.m. Thursday) and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The Ord Military Community commissary offers a wide variety of fresh produce, meats and seafood as well as traditional grocery items and an in-store bakery and delicatessen. Checkout lanes can be used with debit or credit cards, and an ATM is available at the entrance.
PX SHOPPING CENTER ORD MILITARY COMMUNITY
PX Main Store 831-899-2336
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Building 4220 831-394-2443
24/7 pump services
NEX AT NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY MONTEREY
The Navy Exchange offers the widest selection of quality goods and services possible to provide convenience, savings and satisfaction. A variety of services are available for your convenience, including the barber and beauty shop, optical shop, automotive shop and gas station. The Navy Exchange saves you money every day. Plus, there’s 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.
DLI Shopping Mall
POM, Building 660, Mason Road
DLI Troop Store and Military Clothing Sales Store 831-647-9602
POM Alteration 831-655-0918
Laundry, Cleaners and Alterations 831-655-0918
POM Gas Station
Building 230, Kit Carson Road 831-372-0702
24/7 pump services
Building 212 831-372-1134
Building 517 831-372-2234
Child, Youth & School Services
Presidio of Monterey Child & Youth Services support the readiness and well-being of families by reducing the conflict between military mission requirements and parental responsibilities.
PARENT CENTRAL SERVICES
The central enrollment and registration office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This office is in the General Stilwell Community Center, Building 4260, Gigling Road, Ord Military Community. All children and youth using any CYS program must be registered prior to participation. Children must be members of active-duty personnel, retired military, DOD civilians, or military reserve component service families on continuous active duty or active duty for training. A valid ID card, two emergency contacts, current leave and earning statement, and immunization records are required to register a child. The registration fee is waived as part of the Army Family Covenant. Registration packets are available online at https://presidio.armymwr.com/programs/cyss. Call 831-242-7765 for more information.
FAMILY CHILD CARE PROGRAM
The Family Child Care office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is in the General Stilwell Community Center, Building 4260, Gigling Road, Ord Military Community. Family Child Care, commonly referred to as FCC, offers a home-based alternative to center-based programs. Anyone who provides child care in government quarters (more than 10 child hours per week) is required to be certified through this program. The FCC staff maintains a registry of homes to provide assistance to parents seeking FCC services for children 4 weeks through 12 years old. Call 831-242-5820 for more information.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Monterey Road Child Development Center is open 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center is in Building 7693, Ord Military Community. Children 6 weeks old through 5 years old are accepted. The Monterey Road Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Its programs include full-day, part-day and hourly care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and prekindergarteners. Children begin to learn about themselves, their families and their community at an early age. The Monterey Road Child Development Center strives through art, music, field trips, stories and games to enhance this natural learning. This “total child” approach is designed to have a positive effect on all participating children.
PORTER YOUTH CENTER
Out-of-school care, sports and social, recreational and leisure activities are provided for eligible families at Porter Youth Center. The center is in Building 4283, on the corner of Normandy Road and General Jim Moore Boulevard, Ord Military Community. The School-Age Services program is accredited by the National Afterschool Association, offering quality care of school-aged children during all out-of-school hours. The middle school and teen program provides activities for children in sixth through 12th grade. Care is available during schools breaks from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Teen Center hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 3 to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. The middle school and teen program and Teen Center is open for before-school care at 6:30 a.m. for a small fee. After-school activities are free.
YOUTH SPORTS AND FITNESS
The Youth Sports and Fitness program offers the following activities:
• Youth Soccer League for boys and girls ages 4 to 13. Program begins in August and ends in November.
• Youth Basketball League for boys and girls ages 6 to 13. Program begins in December and ends in March.
• Youth Baseball and Softball League for boys and girls ages 4 to 12. Program begins in February and ends in June.
• Youth Track and Field Team for boys and girls ages 5 to 14. Program begins in April and ends in June.
Seasonal skill clinics and mini camps for participants and coaches are offered prior to the beginning of each season. The program is also developing individual skill-building programs, such as youth golf or tennis. Volunteer coaches and clinicians are needed for all activities. For more information, visit the Youth Sports Office in the Porter Youth Center or call the office at 831-242-7809.
Army Community Service
Army Community Service is the primary resource agency for developing, coordinating and delivering service member and family social services that contribute to overall morale and welfare. The staff at ACS believes that seeking support, information and education is a sign of family strength rather than an indication of difficulty.
The agency is in Building 4260, General Stilwell Community Center, Ord Military Community. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 831-242-7660.
ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS
Army Emergency Relief
Army Emergency Relief provides emergency financial assistance to service members, active and retired, and their family members, plus widows and orphans of deceased Soldiers. The assistance is provided in the form of interest-free loans, grants or a combination of both. Although AER is a private nonprofit organization, its sole mission is to help service members and their eligible family members who are experiencing financial emergencies.
AER is the Army’s emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “helping the Army take care of its own.”
AER provides commanders valuable assistance in accomplishing their basic command responsibility for the morale and welfare of Soldiers.
AER funds are made available to commanders to provide emergency financial assistance to service members, active and retired, as well as their widow(er)s and eligible family members when there is a valid financial emergency.
AER assists members from other services. AER also processes applications for educational assistance for members of military families.
Army Family Action Plan
The Army Family Action Plan provides forums and conferences for Soldiers and family members to communicate with leadership.
Armed Forces Team Building
• Classes for military and spouses.
• Improves personal and family preparedness.
• Free child care for attendees.
Army Volunteer Corps
• Volunteer opportunities at Presidio of Monterey and surrounding communities.
• Recognition programs.
Exceptional Family Member Program
• Assists families in developing solutions to individual and community EFMP issues and problems.
• Information and referral to community support and educational services.
Financial Assistance Program
• Financial counseling and planning.
• Personal financial management classes.
Family Advocacy Program
• Family violence prevention and education briefings.
• Parent education programs.
• Stress and anger management classes.
• Couples communication seminars.
• Victim advocacy services.
Employment Readiness Program
• Job contact with local employers.
• Resume preparation assistance (including federal system).
• Interviewing and job search techniques.
• One-on-one career counseling.
Information and Referral
• Information regarding military and community matters.
Mobilization & Deployment and Stability and Support Operation Readiness
• Family assistance and support services provided in support of military operations, natural disasters, acts of terror, evacuation.
• Aims to enhance unit cohesion and increase readiness.
This program is designed to assist families as they move around the world. Services include newcomer orientations, pre-departure counseling, automated destination information through the SITES program, the Lending Closet and many other services.
BOSS (Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers)
The local BOSS program supports the overall quality of life of single service members, not just Soldiers. It identifies well-being issues and concerns by recommending improvements through the chain of command. BOSS encourages and assists single service members in identifying and planning for recreational and leisure activities. Additionally, it gives single service members the opportunity to participate in and contribute to their respective communities. For more information, call the Hobson Center at 831-242-5447.
GENERAL STILWELL COMMUNITY CENTER
Do you want to plan a party? Then visit the Stilwell Center, Building 4260, on the Ord Military Community. The center offers banquet and conference room rentals. Bar operations are available upon request from patrons. The program has a preferred caterers listing that is available to all patrons. Call 831-242-7801 for more information.