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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Remembering Col. (CA) Bill Goldsmith,...

Meeting Col. Bill Goldsmith the first time when he joined the 40th ID (M) Support Brigade‘s medical section reminded me of encountering an elf or gnome. Short in stature, his  eyes had a perpetual twinkle that would squint when he laughed or smiled, wrinkling his nose;   his laugh descending to a soft cough or […]