Stars & Bars WILL Fly At Civil Ware Reenactment

History does not need to be hidden or rewritten.

civil war

Event coordinator, Tim Reese, with the local chapter of
the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, told The Pine
Cone this week that the confusion originated from a series of email messages from the Presidio pertaining to the flag and this year’s event. Subsequently, Reese said he mistakenly posted on the event Facebook page that the Confederate Battle Flag would be “banned” from the encampment. “In the end,” Reese told The Pine Cone, the Presidio was referring to a ban on the “waving of the Confederate Battle Flag in a political fashion.” The event “has never engaged in such an activity of political rhetoric since [the event] was founded in 2007.”

Stars & Bars WILL Fly At Civil Ware Reenactment

Future Of The Presidio Looks Like The Rest Of Our Military Bases

The Presidio in it’s pre-World War II state
Presidio Pre WWII

Cuts are most likely coming to the Presidio of Monterey but no one knows how deep they will be. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday announced a plan to cut the Army to its pre-World War II size. He also called for a new round of base closings in 2017.

Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, had yet to release a statement as of Monday night. Several Republicans in Congress spoke out about what they felt were flaws in the plan.

Life was better before Sam the Sham. But what can you do? I thought that the entire military structure should have moved to Fort Ord and put the college at DLI.

Future Of The Presidio Looks Like The Rest Of Our Military Bases

Presidio May Build New Gate On Highway 68

Pending congressional approval. Since we know how much Sam the Sham Farr cares about our national defense, it won’t happen.

68 Bw1985

The plan offers two alternatives: a centralized campus at the Presidio, consolidating instruction and troop housing there, with two new barracks buildings, three instructional buildings and four multi-level parking garages, or construction of the new barracks and instructional buildings at Ord Military Community, with parking garages at the Presidio.

It also calls for a future access gate to the installation at Holman Highway.

Most of those projects, including the new gate, are scheduled for fiscal 2017 or later and have not been approved by Congress, Elliott said.

Presidio May Build New Gate On Highway 68

Presidio Training Exercise – This Is Only A Drill

The Presidio of Monterey, in partnership with the City of Monterey, will conduct an active training exercise on Tuesday, September 7th. The exercise is designed to test the ability of each organization to identify and respond to various situations.

A helicopter ambulance is scheduled to land on Presidio’s Soldier Field as part of a mass casualty training segment. Periodic gate delays can be expected, but they should not exceed five minutes.

Presidio Training Exercise – This Is Only A Drill

Traffic! Open Up The Presidio?

I always thought that the Presidio would be a better site for CSUMB and Fort Ord would be better for the Defense Language Institute.

Fred N. Nielson writes:

One solution would be to move some of the functions to Fort Ord, but such an expensive option shouldn’t be necessary. There are military bases all over the world with civilian roads running through them. A number of roads through DLI could effectively serve the same purpose.

A cursory study of the map reveals that Corporal Ewing Road and Artillery Street could be opened to civilian traffic without damaging the Presidio’s integrity. Lawton and Rifle Range roads could also serve as easily protected routes through the Presidio. Just opening two routes through the Presidio would increase traffic flow by nearly double.

There are solutions to this problem. New roadblocks, literal or otherwise, are not helpful. Let’s help our merchant friends in New Monterey and Pacific Grove. Contact your local officials and voice your concern.

Traffic on the high road
68 At Chomp

Traffic on the low road
Lighthouse Ave Traffic

Traffic! Open Up The Presidio?

DLI Students Arrested In PG Robbery

Dli Arrested

Sean M. Davis, 19, Thomas C. Hood, 19 and Lee Nixon Jr., 18, were charged in the strong-arm robbery of a 24-year-old Seaside resident that took place at 3:40 a.m. Saturday.

The victim was struck on the head and robbed of his wallet by a man accompanied by two others at an automatic teller machine at the Bank of America branch at 601 Lighthouse Ave., police said.

What does anyone need cash for from an ATM in PG at 3:40AM? Nothing’s open at that time of the day.

DLI Students Arrested In PG Robbery