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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Chaplain’s Corner: For God and ...

“Pro Deo Et Patria” = “For God & Country”  Military Chaplaincy has existed in recognizable form for more than 1600 years! The word “chaplain” dates back to the 8th Century and, in its Latin form, capellanus, described those clergy who carried into battle the relics of the saints, including the soldier’s cape (or cappa) of […]

Chaplain’s Corner: Set aside to...

By Capt. Christopher Fowler In the Bible, there are many instances where the Lord has “set apart” people, like us, to perform the work He has for them to do. The term set apart means “to appoint,” “to separate out” or “to set apart for some, specific purpose”. One, very powerful example of setting someone […]

Chaplain’s Corner: Making use o...

Conventional wisdom questions how much can be accomplished with little.  We tend to believe that a lot more can be done if we have large financial resources, unlimited manpower, and innovative ideas.  But these things do not always get the job done and, during lean times, are often unavailable. In the Book of Judges, we […]