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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With Honors

It was a great and inspirational day. Thank you and Fairhaven for Honoring our Fallen and letting me be a part of this day. by MAJ (CA) Roy W. Twaddell Jr. CSMR
 Deputy Command Chaplain   

Promotions well earned – Congra...

16May2015 1st Sgt. (CA) Dennis Barberic was promoted to Sgt. Maj. (CA) and Staff Sgt. (CA) Richard Marazisky was promoted to Sgt. 1st Class (CA).  Both Soldiers are part of 1st Btn, 2nd Bde, headquartered at Los Alamitos, CA.   Sgt. Maj. (CA) Barberic  is a prior service combat experienced soldier from a Cavalry unit. In celebrating […]

Operation Ardent Sentry builds agency...

Combined military, federal and state assets continued to adapt and mediate possible problems that emerge from natural disasters. Ardent Sentry 2015 supported a scenario earthquake event having a magnitude 7.8. The 40th ID HQ building on Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, served as a Joint Operating Center. In a response to this event, positioned […]

Soldiers who smoke!

POSTER OUTLINE – Presented at the December 2014 meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS).  Tobacco Product Usage Among Deployed Military Personnel in Afghanistan 2014 The prevalence of cigarette smoking among civilian, non-institutionalized US adults declined form 24.7% in 1997 to 17.4% in January-June 2013. In 2008, 13.6% of non-deployed, active […]

FBI Counter Terrorism Briefing

On 07 MAR 2015, California State Military Reserve Judge Advocate General Detachment, held an unclassified Federal Bureau of Investigation briefing on counter terrorism events and recent prosecutorial developments. The event took place in the Veteran’s Affairs Building at JFTB Los Alamitos. Maj. (CA) Mark F. Nelson, a member of the JAG detachment, notified the Regional […]

Soldier Vaccine Advice

The Tdap Shot (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) for adults, pregnant women, teens and older children and Dtap (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) shot for infants and younger children. Because an epidemic of pertussis (otherwise known as whooping cough) was declared in CA by the CA Department of Public Health in June 2014, ask your health care […]