Heraldry and Insignia of California
State Military Forces
118th Signal Battalion
Argent, on a bend tenneta bendlet indented of the field between
in chief a bezant fimbriated sable and in base a stylized antenna
of the last.
That for the regiments and separate battalions of the California
National Guard: On a wreath of the colors (argent and tennet)
the setting sun behind a grizzly bear passant on a grassy field
PERAGITE MANDATUM (Speed the Message Through)
The colors argent and tennet are used for the Signal Corps. The
yellow disc alludes to the state of California called "The
State", the unitts home area. The antenna, a vital part
of communications, and the indented white line, symbolizing an
electrical current, refer to the unitts function.