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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With Honors

It was a great and inspirational day. Thank you and Fairhaven for Honoring our Fallen and letting me be a part of this day. by MAJ (CA) Roy W. Twaddell Jr. CSMR
 Deputy Command Chaplain   

Annual Chief Hazel McCowan BBQ

The chaplains confirm that we will host the annual Chief Hazel McCowan BBQ luncheon for all the soldiers, 6 June 2015. At 1200, the 2nd annual Picnic Lunch will locate at the JFTB Vet Center for all available CSMR.

Promotions well earned – Congra...

16May2015 1st Sgt. (CA) Dennis Barberic was promoted to Sgt. Maj. (CA) and Staff Sgt. (CA) Richard Marazisky was promoted to Sgt. 1st Class (CA).  Both Soldiers are part of 1st Btn, 2nd Bde, headquartered at Los Alamitos, CA.   Sgt. Maj. (CA) Barberic  is a prior service combat experienced soldier from a Cavalry unit. In celebrating […]

Operation Ardent Sentry builds agency...

Combined military, federal and state assets continued to adapt and mediate possible problems that emerge from natural disasters. Ardent Sentry 2015 supported a scenario earthquake event having a magnitude 7.8. The 40th ID HQ building on Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, served as a Joint Operating Center. In a response to this event, positioned […]

Off to see the wizard of courage?

One of the all time classic movies, released in the same year at Gone with the Wind, was the Wizard of Oz. In that film a new star was born, monkeys flew all over and the audiences were captivated by Dorothy’s three travelling companions. One of those talking ‘misfits’ was a lion; not just any […]

Soldiers who smoke!

POSTER OUTLINE – Presented at the December 2014 meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS).  Tobacco Product Usage Among Deployed Military Personnel in Afghanistan 2014 The prevalence of cigarette smoking among civilian, non-institutionalized US adults declined form 24.7% in 1997 to 17.4% in January-June 2013. In 2008, 13.6% of non-deployed, active […]