640TH SUPPORT BATTALION
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Azure, on a sunburst Or a taeguk Proper garnished and fimbriated of the second enclosed by four flagstones, one, two and one Gules; to dexter chief and sinister base two arrowheads Tenné. Attached below the shield a Scarlet scroll inscribed "FORWARD AND ABOVE" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
Azure (Ultramarine Blue) and orange refer to Aviation, a new mission of the unit. The unit's heritage of the 240th Support Battalion is recalled by the sunburst, taeguk and arrowheads. The four flagstones represent the Korean War campaigns for which the consolidated unit was awarded campaign streamers and also denote the stepping stones to achievement, past and present, which distinguish the new battalion. Scarlet signifies courage and sacrifice, gold symbolizes excellence.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was authorized on 1 August 2001.




Coat of Arms


Description/Blazon

Shield

Azure (Ultramarine Blue), on a sunburst Or a taeguk Proper garnished and fimbriated of the second enclosed by four flagstones, one, two and one Gules; to dexter chief and sinister base two arrowheads Tenné.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California Army National Guard: From a wreath Or and Azure, the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field, all Proper.

Motto

FORWARD AND ABOVE.

Symbolism

Shield

Azure (Ultramarine Blue) and orange refer to Aviation, a new mission of the unit. The unit's heritage of the 240th Support Battalion is recalled by the sunburst, taeguk and arrowheads. The four flagstones represent the Korean War campaigns for which the consolidated unit was awarded campaign streamers and also denote the stepping stones to achievement, past and present, which distinguish the new battalion. Scarlet signifies courage and sacrifice, gold symbolizes excellence.

Crest

The crest is that of the California Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was authorized on 1 August 2001.





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