custom_year_balloons_13562 What is the CSMR! CA Bear 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. READ MORE ....

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“Talk about the history of who we are. We are the militia. An eleventh century Anglo-Saxon word meaning that the people who live on the land are obligated to defend the land. The militia grows here because when the first colonist came they didn’t regard it. They didn’t have a place for it. They got off the boat and [battled]. They said. “How [...]

Onychocryptosis

These doctors, how they like to scare you with big words. Don’t panic if told you have Onychocryptosis. No one dies from it, but it may affect walking and marching. If you don’t wear shoes, you’ll never get an ingrown toenail. Fungus, yes, hookworm, possibly, tetanus from a rusty infected nail, calluses, yes, but no ingrown toenails. The nail [...]

See something, do something

Concerned personnel, The following is an excerpt from the updated 2014 2BDE(SMP) Statistics and Accomplishments Report, version 1.1, dated 31 DEC 2014, as sent to RSC-S on 31DEC2014. The information is per the airline first officer’s email and my conversation with Capt.(CA) Thompson. 30 DEC Special – 1 Soldier of the 1/2 (SMP), [...]

Wounded Warrior Christmas 12-2014

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Happy New Year!

Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage HOW DO WE DO NEW WHEN WE ARE OLD…ER? Each December 31st we look at what happened during the year and assess our: Finances Health Relationships Accomplishments etc. Dave Coverly Speed Bump 2004-12-31 We determine that with the New Year we are going to do more, be bet [...]

Commander’s Holiday Message

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Searching for Sarah Cheiker

The behind the scenes of a breaking front page national/ international story of a missing elderly woman whose case was broken by a Regional Area Support Command, South reserve officer. I was in Boston in October of this year when the LOS ANGELES TIMES story broke on the front page of its CALIFORNIA section : “Missing L.A. Woman Found Abandon [...]

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Living a Life of Thanksgiving to the Lord Two friends bumped into one another on the street one day. One of them looked extremely sad, almost on the verge of tears. His friend asked, “What has the world done to you, my friend?” The fellow said, “Let me tell you. Three weeks ago an uncle died and left me $10,000. That’s a lot of money”, [...]

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Chaplain’s Corner … Deuteronomy 15:10-11 – “You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your [...]