California Cadet Corps Individual Major Awards statewide winners present their 1st place plaques, May 12, 2018, at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos.  The California Cadet Corps is a youth program for middle and high schools that falls under the banner of the California Military Department’s Youth and Community Programs Task Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)



The California Military Department is a diverse, community-based organization comprised of four pillars: the California Army National Guard, the California Air National Guard, the California State Military Reserve and the California Youth Programs. Across our organization, we are committed to improving, preparing and protecting our communities, state and nation. The California Military Department – we are a force like no other.