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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CSMR BALL 2015 Financial Support

The Commander would like for everyone who wishes to attend the holiday ball to be able to do so. For those who cannot afford the full price of a ticket ($60) we will offer sponsorships to make up the difference between what you can afford and the price. We believe that everyone can afford to […]

1st Bde Change of Command

Col (CA) Terry Lee is a man of few words. He spoke briefly at his change of command but what he did say reminded us, once again, why he does this – for love of our Country. Notice that I did not say “God and Country”. Lee is a Soldiers’, Soldier! He will always say […]

The gift of “Time”

The Soldiers of the SMR don’t receive praises, public acknowledgments, nor pay. The Soldiers of the SMR give the most important thing they have – the “gift of TIME”. Packed in that “gift of time” are treasures, along with: Military Expertise and skills Medical knowledge and skills Legal Knowledge and skills Administrative Knowledge and skills […]

1st Brigade’s Annual Training S...

If any Soldiers, Airmen or Naval personnel had to locate the 1st Brigade of the California State Military Reserves, Regional Support Command (South), from the 18th thru the 23rd of September, most likely they could not locate the unit at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos. In this current training cycle, the 1st Bde conducted […]

Dignity in a Cup of Coffee

A few weeks ago I was on my way to work in downtown Los Angeles. As I walked from the train station to my office, I went into the local convenience store to get my morning cup of coffee. The store is on 7th and Flower in the heart of Los Angeles’ Business District which […]

Newly commissioned CA ARNG and CSMR o...

CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA. – On 15 AUG 2105, the California Military Department (Army/Air National Guard and the State Military Reserve) received newly promoted officers in a ceremony held at the Perlee Theatre on Camp San Luis Obispo. The Officer Candidate School Class 57 participants in the ceremony included twelve traditional course (Camp San […]

Special Olympics World Games Slidesho...

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Part I Interoperability: CA ARNG and ...

Common doctrine and procedures combine forces LONG BEACH, CA – On a calm, blue sky day in mid-summer, the Pacific Ocean washed gently against a stretch of bright sand, meandering for several miles, surrounding the shoreline of Long Beach, California. Soon enough, thousands of residents, visitors and tourists from foreign nations, would flow unto the […]