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40TH INFANTRY DIVISION BAND
 LOS ALAMITOS, CALIFORNIA -

History

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The 40th Infantry Division (M) Band began with the organization of the 7th Infantry Battalion, California National Guard Band in 1886 in Los Angeles, California. The Band has been redesignated a number of times:
• in 1940 as the 160th Infantry Band
• in 1943 as the 40th Infantry Division Band
• in 1954 as the 40th Armored Division Band
• in 1968 as the 240th Army Band
• in 1974 as the 40th Infantry Division (Mech) Band, a detachment of the 40th Adjutant General Company.
The 40th Infantry Division (M) Band became a separate unit with the reorganization of the Division on 1 August 1985. Service to the country is exemplified in the 40th Division Band's record of Federal service.

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