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.

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POTUS landing at JFTB

POTUS landing at JFTB

P/b Staff Sgt. (CA) Gene Arias

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Our Marvelous Knees

Anatomy of the knee You probably have some knowledge of the anatomy of the heart, lungs, digestive system. But the knee? It is the largest joint in the skeleton. It is formed by the femur, the largest bone, and articulates with the tibia. It is a remarkable feat of evolutionary construction. Motion of the knee includes flexion to 90 degrees [...]

New!! MEMS Academy Newsletter

To view and download the MEMS Academy Newsletter click on the pull down menu on the right side of this window. On the right side of this window you will see a vertical menu. Click the arrow next to the title MEMS Academy to choose your edition.  

Lieutenant Colonel Dennis “Phantom” F...

On 07 JUN 2014, during the morning formation at Joint Forces Training Base, Lt. Col. (CA) Dennis “Phantom” Fandey, received his long-awaited promotion to the rank of Col. in the CSMR. Both his parents enjoyed standing with their son during the brief ceremony, headed by Col. Donald Thornley, Commander of Regional Support Command (South). Fa [...]

Soldiers reinforce Special Olympics

The CSMR Regional Support Command-South, Headquarters personnel, responded in a Civil Support Operation, at the JFTB, setting up and staffing a Command Post Exercise, joining a Tactical Operations Center, and managing CSMR Soldiers’ tasks at the University of Southern California, in real time. The CPX mission broadened the background [...]

Col (CA) Joseph F. Von Sauers initiat...

California State Military Reserve service members from 1st Brigade (Civil/National Guard Spt.) conducted Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Basic Training aboard JFTB. Soldiers supported the CNG Defense Support of Civil Authority (DSCA) mission, with more than fifty Soldiers attending the two day training session, from 07-08 JUN 201 [...]

The Diaphragm

Diaphragm (Note to reader: This article is not about contraception.) The diaphragm is a thin sheet of muscle stretched under the lungs, adhering to their bottom surfaces and the eleventh and twelfth ribs The diaphragm expands (inhale) and contracts (exhale) with impulses from several nerves, mainly the phrenic. The diaphragm continues pumping [...]