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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The gift of “Time”

The Soldiers of the SMR don’t receive praises, public acknowledgments, nor pay. The Soldiers of the SMR give the most important thing they have – the “gift of TIME”. Packed in that “gift of time” are treasures, along with: Military Expertise and skills Medical knowledge and skills Legal Knowledge and skills Administrative Knowledge and skills […]

Dignity in a Cup of Coffee

A few weeks ago I was on my way to work in downtown Los Angeles. As I walked from the train station to my office, I went into the local convenience store to get my morning cup of coffee. The store is on 7th and Flower in the heart of Los Angeles’ Business District which […]


Time to plan for the next CSMR Ball! Download the PDF file .


Once again, the SGUAS BBQ takes place following last formation! Download the PDF file .  


From 23 July to 2 August, Special Olympics athletes, from all over the world, convened in the Los Angeles region to participate in a myriad of sports, at many different venues. This extraordinary 10 day plus event was filled with excitement, color, camaraderie, competitiveness, joy and hope. For us, CSM soldiers, it was an exercise […]

If A Dog Were Your Teacher

Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage Author Unknown If a dog were your teacher; These are some of the lessons you might learn… When loved ones come home, always run to greet them Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind […]

Happy New Year!

Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage HOW DO WE DO NEW WHEN WE ARE OLD…ER? Each December 31st we look at what happened during the year and assess our: Finances Health Relationships Accomplishments etc. We determine that with the New Year we are going to do more, be better; start all over […]

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Chaplain’s Corner … Deuteronomy 15:10-11 – “You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. […]