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Heraldry and Insignia of the California National Guard
 
217th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
140th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
 
 
Distinctive Unit Insignia of the 140th (later 217th) AAA Bn
Distinctive Unit Insignia
 
Design Approved: Approved for the 140th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion on 27 May 1953
 
Symbolism: Red is the color of Artillery. The projectile represents the antiaircaft nature of the organization and the lightning bolt is symbolic of its striking power.
 
Motto: AGITE PRIMO FIRMITER AGITE (Do it First, Do It Well)


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