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Photo Gallery: Local native Laura Yeager to lead more than 10,000 in the 40th Infantry Division

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Maj. Gen. Laura L. Yeager, second from left, is joined by Adjutant General, California Military Department Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin, left, during a change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday. Yeager, from Fountain Valley, is the first woman to lead a U.S. Army Infantry Division. She led Black Hawk helicopters in Iraq and takes over more than 10,000 soldiers and replaces retiring Maj. Gen. Mark Malanka, third from left.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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Maj. Gen. Laura L. Yeager, walks past Adjutant General, California Military Department Maj. Gen. David S. Baldwin, left, during the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday. Yeager, from Fountain Valley, is the first woman to lead a U.S. Army Infantry Division. 

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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Maj. Gen. Laura L. Yeager, left, with retiring Maj. Gen. Mark Malanka, right, rides along for a review of the troop formations during the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday. 

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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Retiring Maj. Gen. Mark Malanka, center, is presented with a shell casing, a traditional gift, during the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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Three U.S. Army National Guard helicopters fly in formation at the end of the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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Capt. Gerrelaine Alcordo talks about her excitement to have a woman in charge of the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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U.S. Army National Guard Adjuntant Maj. Cicchelli runs to his post to call the troops to attention at the beginning of the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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U.S. Army Spc. Aaron Woolley, 40th Infantry Division Band, California National Guard, plays a bugle call during the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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Maj. Gen. Laura L. Yeager, left, with retiring Maj. Gen. Mark Malanka, right, reviews the troop formations during change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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Sgt. 1st Class Robert Prior, the U.S. Army 40th Infantry Division Band’s drum major, leads the way during the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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World War II veteran Don Seki, from the U.S. Army 442nd Regimental Combat Team, L Company, watches the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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Colors are presented during the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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Troops march past those in attendance at the end of the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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Maj. Gen. Laura L. Yeager walks to her seat during the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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Maj. Gen. Laura L. Yeager, left, looks on during the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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This CH-47 Chinook was one of three U.S. Army National Guard helicopters to fly in formation at the end of the change of command ceremony for the 40th Infantry Division at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos on Saturday.

 (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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