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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Officer Profile: Capt. Dan Derkum

NAME: Capt. Dan Derkum AGE: 52 LIVES IN:  Lake Forest, CA JOINED CSMR:  2007 CSMR DUTY: Deputy Commander, Special Olympics Word Games CSMR HONORS AND TRAINING: CA-ARNG California Medal of Merit (CAMM) CA-ARNG California Commendation Medal (CACM) PRIOR MILITARY SERVICE: None. CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:  General Contractor FAMILY:  Wife (Lori), Children (4): Adam (graduated from USMC OCS July 2015), Eric […]

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Concerned personnel, The following is an excerpt from the updated 2014 2BDE(SMP) Statistics and Accomplishments Report, version 1.1, dated 31 DEC 2014, as sent to RSC-S on 31DEC2014. The information is per the airline first officer’s email and my conversation with Capt.(CA) Thompson. 30 DEC Special – 1 Soldier of the 1/2 (SMP), Staff Sgt. […]

Wounded Warrior Christmas 12-2014

Veterans Day – Coachella Valley...

Veterans Day is celebrated differently in different towns and cities throughout America. In the Coachella Valley, California, that celebration had normal flair yet it too was different. Located in Riverside County, the valley extends 45 miles southeast. It includes the city of Palm Springs and stretches to the northern shores of the Salton Sea. A […]


 CRIME AWARENESS BULLETIN Joint Base Lewis-McChord Directorate of Emergency Services Police Intelligence / Crime Analysis Unit 25 November 2013 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Call Center SCAM ALERT: Veterans should be aware of a marketing scam targeting callers trying to reach the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Call Center or GI Bill Call […]