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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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 […]

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 […]

Remembering Col. (CA) Bill Goldsmith,...

Meeting Col. Bill Goldsmith the first time when he joined the 40th ID (M) Support Brigade‘s medical section reminded me of encountering an elf or gnome. Short in stature, his  eyes had a perpetual twinkle that would squint when he laughed or smiled, wrinkling his nose;   his laugh descending to a soft cough or […]

Part II – Brig. Gen. (CA) Jack ...

Who joins us? I’ll tell you who joins. Three groups of people join. There’s a continues [surge of troops] like myself, Colonel Thornley, Sergeant Major Delaney – those are just one of [many who don’t] hang up their uniforms. Then there’s the “Come Back to Serve” group. The ones that served years and years ago. […]