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 Commander joins Soldiers in memo...

California State Military Reserve Regional Support Command – South Story by Staff Sgt. (CA) Veronica Fraga Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, CA – 6 SEP 2014 The Saturday morning buzz of activity was typical for a CSMR Unit Training Assembly (UTA), but the heightened sense of anticipation was something new. Soldiers across the f [...]

Award recipients pinned, handshakes g...

California State Military Reserve Regional Support Command-South Award recipients included: Lt. Col. Charles Hardman, COS/S3 for 1st Bde., who received the California Commendation Medal (CACM); Sergeant 1st Class Ronald Labardee, S-1 NCOIC 1st Bde., who received the California Good Conduct Medal / Ribbon (CAGCM); Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Mor [...]

Digestion – 1 out of 11 systems...

Digestion, How to Understand and Cope Digestion is the body’s process to utilize food. It begins in the mouth, where rinding teeth produce small pieces. The three salivary glands secrete ptyilin, an enzyme which converts starch to sugars. Hold a bite of cracker in your mouth. As it dissolves, you’ll taste sugar as the ptyilin works. Mayo Foun [...]

Los Angeles Procession includes CSMR

In step, Color Guard and Marching unit go the distance On 13 SEP 2014, the CSMR provided support to the City Of Los Angeles’ Birthday Celebration. A Color Guard and marching element gave direct, physical support for the City of Los Angeles’ Birthday Celebration during a parade that moved along N. Main St to 555 W. Temple St. in t [...]

Chief Hazel “Nell” McCown BBQ

Los Alamitos JFTB, 6 SEP 2014 The Chaplains of the California State Military Reserve, Southern Regional Command, hosted the first annual Chief Hazel “Nell” McCown BBQ. The BBQ is funded by Chief McCown’s Seal Beach United Methodist Church family, who provided moneys for this BBQ and additional funds to assist SMR soldiers that may have a fin [...]

Glossary of Acronyms

Glossary of Acronyms: ACU – Army Combat Uniform AIT – Advanced Individual Training ANCOC – Advanced NCO Course ASU – Army Service Uniform AT – Annual Training BNCOC – Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course BOC – Basic Orientation Course, required for all SMR soldiers CAB – Combat Action Badge CA [...]

Life is sacred …

Chaplain’s Corner message for October “The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one’s daily life, in one’s neighbors, friends and family, in one’s backyard”. – Abraham Maslow Home sweet home! What a marvelous thought! In fact, one of the defining messages of Go [...]

Holiday Dine Out – While waitin...

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 … [...]