Summer 2017

DLIFLC events throughout the summer of 2017

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, California -- In celebration of 241 years of American Independence, a 50-gun Salute to the Nation was held on Presidio's historic Soldier Field, June 20. Following patriotic words from Presidio's garrison commander, Col. Lawrence Brown, a roll call of each of the 50 states was conducted in the order they joined the Union. The reading of each state's name and motto was accompanied by the firing of a cannon by the Army Reserve's 75th Pacific Training Division based out of Camp Roberts. The event was open to the public and kicked off Independence Day celebrations for the Monterey Peninsula. Official Presidio of Monterey Web site Official Presidio of Monterey Facebook PHOTO by Steven L. Shepard, Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, California’s 20th Congressional district representative, visits the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey Feb. 22. Panetta learned about the foreign language mission of the Institute and how the installation cooperates with the City of Monterey for maintenance services. (Photo by Patrick Bray, DLIFLC Public Affairs) DOD winner of the best Command Language Professional of the year went to Air Force Staff Sgt. Monica Helling, who works for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) at Travis Air Force Base as a Russian Linguist. By her side, beaming with pride, was Helling's father, Jaroslav Jerzy Fabis, originally from Poland. (U.S. Army photo by Natela Cutter) Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California, April 13, to see first-hand the Army's foreign language training mission. Lundy spent time observing classes in Russian, French and Spanish and spoke to students of all four branches of the services about the importance of their studies to national security. During a working lunch, Lundy spoke with DLIFLC civilian and military leadership to express his views about the importance of their contributions to the training of the future force. He also addressed DLIFLC Army cadre later in the day, reminding them of their vital role in the development of young Soldiers. (Photo by Amber K. Whittington) The 229th Military Intelligence Battalion kicked off its week of intensive competition for the Platoon Sergeant of the Year at Fort Hunter Liggett's shooting range with a marksmanship assessment, followed by a 4.5 mile ruck march which then took them into a land navigation course. The Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition is a four day event for the "best-of-the-best" putting the competitors through physical and mental tests pertaining to Army knowledge and standards. The 229th Military Intelligence Battalion kicked off its week of intensive competition for the Platoon Sergeant of the Year at Fort Hunter Liggett's shooting range with a marksmanship assessment, followed by a 4.5 mile ruck march which then took them into a land navigation course. The Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition is a four day event for the "best-of-the-best" putting the competitors through physical and mental tests pertaining to Army knowledge and standards. Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, the senior enlisted leader for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, waves with the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers Parachute Demonstration Team following their jump into the Presidio of Monterey, California, for Resiliency Day June 16. Davenport traveled throughout TRADOC during the week of the U.S. Army’s 242nd Birthday and concluded in Monterey where he spoke about NCO development and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center’s future role in the Army’s 2025-2050 timeframe and beyond. (Photo by Patrick Bray, DLIFLC Public Affairs) Col. Wiley Barnes assumed responsibility as DLIFLC assistant commandant, which also includes command of the 517th Training Group July 13, 2017 on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey, California. (U.S. Army photos by Patrick Bray/Released) The Maj. Gen. William H. Gourley VA-DOD Outpatient Clinic in Marina, California, held an opening ceremony Aug. 3. The clinic will begin seeing Veterans and Service Members Aug. 14. Maj. Gen. Gourley helped oversee the restructuring of Fort Ord, California, for civilian use. With this came the idea of the VA-DOD clinic. Following the closing of the fort in 1994, the military community in the Monterey area were without a functioning hospital. Gourley led efforts that eventually culminated in the opening of this VA-DOD clinic. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Bray/Released) The widow of Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. Hobson, II, laid a wreath at the recreation center named after Hobson on the Presidio of Monterey, California, Aug. 4. Hobson died along with 247 others when the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, was bombed by terrorists Aug. 7, 1998. Hobson attended the Arabic Basic Course at DLIFLC from June 1993 to August 1994. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Bray / Released) DLIFLC celebrates 2nd annual Faculty Appreciation Day ~ More than 200 faculty and staff members showed Thursday on Soldier Field at the Presidio of Monterey for a barbecue sponsored by the Command Group in honor of the instructors who work so hard teaching students some 17 different languages. The tradition stated with the arrival of DLIFLC Commandant, Col. Phil Deppert, who says that the "faculty are my troops." (U.S. Army photo by Natela Cutter) DLIFLC commandant, Col. Phil Deppert and Garrison commander, Col. Lawrence Brown, along with several volunteers came to the Presidio of Monterey Cemetery to place American flags at each of the headstones in honor of Memorial Day. The flags will be left at the cemetery throughout Memorial Day week. (U.S. Army photo by Amber K. Whittington)
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Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California, April 13, to see first-hand the Army's foreign language training mission. Lundy spent time observing classes in Russian, French and Spanish and spoke to students of all four branches of the services about the importance of their studies to national security. During a working lunch, Lundy spoke with DLIFLC civilian and military leadership to express his views about the importance of their contributions to the training of the future force. He also addressed DLIFLC Army cadre later in the day, reminding them of their vital role in the development of young Soldiers. (Photo by Amber K. Whittington)


Posted Date: 1 September 2017