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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Rescue at Cabanatuan

One of the most notorious enemy POW camps in World War II was the Cabanatuan Camp in the Philippine Islands. Many U.S. Army survivors of the infamous 1942 Bataan death march were eventually imprisoned at Cabanatuan. By the end of 1944 some 2,650 Americans had already died at the POW camp. It still housed about […]

Chaplains’ Corner: In appreciation of...

Amendment I – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof … Each Fourth of July my thoughts turn back to our nation’s founding fathers. It amazes me that God blessed our original 13 colonies with men of such incredible talent, vision and fortitude. As a group […]

Chaplain’s Corner: The Closing Prayer

Memorial Day and a cardboard box On May 22, I had the privilege to attend the veteran honors service for former U.S. Army Maj. Abe Baum at Arlington National Cemetery. Abe was a highly decorated World War II veteran and a long-time member of the Military Order of the World Wars. He passed away recently […]