The California State Military Reserve is the official state defense force, and enables the Golden State to do more. It is a part of the California Military Department, along with the state’s National Guard and Air National Guard. Its mission is to augment the National Guard in a variety of support roles, and to specialize in homeland defense and emergency management missions.

August 2014
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2/2 SMP Honors Fallen Soldier

SAN DIEGO: Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Battalion, State Military Police, California State Military Reserve, paid honor to a fallen fellow soldier on 24 May when they posted a Pre-Memorial Day honor guard and laid a wreath at the grave site of Army Capt. Jennifer Moreno, an Army nurse killed last year while serving with a Ranger unit in A [...]

3d BN A CO Color Guard at Dodger Stad...

When you think of the Los Angeles Dodgers you don’t exactly think of the military. But on 14 June 2014, the 3d BN A CO, California State Military Reserve, were standing at home plate. The detail was invited to present the Colors at the start of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. 1st Sgt. (CA) G. K. Lee leads the 3rd BN Color Gua [...]

Munitions, jack hammers and a landsca...

This is a very strange, but true story about artillery and about an incident that happened twenty-five years ago, when I stopped in downtown San Bernardino, CA. It did not occur during any military assigned duty. This incident happened when I had the responsibilities of an ordinary civilian. However, the experience did remind me of the many e [...]

Bipolar Disorder

- – - -     Bipolar Exhortation    - – - - Hi, there, bipolar, or should it be low Which of your phases ls prominent? Hyped as a rapper or down as Ed Poe What neurotransmitter’s dominant? Your roistering grandiose schemes never gel You’re sure you can read Bush’s mind Then sliding to glooms like the backward of Hell Low as an oyst [...]

Holiday Dine Out – Sooner than ...

The CSMR HQ RSC(S) has begun to join gears and start to coordinate a plan for this year’s Holiday Dine Out. We all await to know the specific logistical hand-off. So, while we “Hurry-up and wait!”, proceed past “Go!” and get prepared to wear your new uniforms, with tickets and flyers stuffed in the pockets … [...]

Our Marvelous Knees

Anatomy of the knee You probably have some knowledge of the anatomy of the heart, lungs, digestive system. But the knee? It is the largest joint in the skeleton. It is formed by the femur, the largest bone, and articulates with the tibia. It is a remarkable feat of evolutionary construction. Motion of the knee includes flexion to 90 degrees [...]