Before Your Trip
Before you come to ISG
What to bring and know



Temporary Living Allowance (TLA)

  • Per Diem
  • Incidentals
  • Lodging

Cashless Policy

  • Navy Gateway Inn & Suites (NGIS)
  • Morale, Welfare and Recreation

Traveling Documents

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Carry these documents with you at all times

  • Invitational Travel Orders (ITO)
  • Passport

Planning Your Trip


Class Time

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  • Attendance - Ya know be here or go home. Just kidding.
  • Ill or injured - Get out of here why are you reading this.
  • Tardy - This is California, if you made it in two hours you are on time.

Dress Code in the Classroom

  • General - Business Casual is recommended. Uniforms are not manditory.
  • Class Photograph - A coat and tie, a coat and dress, or cultural attire is requested for the picture.
  • Course Graduation - A coat and tie, a coat and dress, or cultural attire is requested for the picture.

Attire outside the classroom.

Monterey is on the Pacific Ocean and has a mild to cool climate.
  • Low: 45°F/7°C
  • High: 70°F/22°C
It is recommended that you bring the following items with you.
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Windbreaker / jacket
  • Clothing that can be layered
  • Raincoat

Common Questions and Answers

Will my phone work

Depends on your carrier and mobile network.

Will I have internet connection

Yes, when you arrive you can contact your POC to get the login info for the NPS campus.

Quick Reference

  • ITO - Invitational Travel Orders
  • MWR - Morale, Welfare and Recreation
  • NGIS - Navy Gateway Inn & Suites
  • TLA - Temporary Living Allowance

Getting to Campus

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Base Access

The NPS campus is a gated base. Individuals attending an ISG resident course are required a valid passport and a copy of the Invitational Travel Orders (ITO) in order to access the NPS Base. The passport and a copy of the ITO must be carried at all times.


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