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A question for the military folks among us.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Matthew Bryson, Jul 10, 2003.


  1. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Are there standard words that match up with each letter of the alphabet for clarification when letters are being used (especially over the radio)? I believe there is a standard alphabet. (I am explaining this really badly!) What I mean is like: A = Alpha, B = Baker (I think), C = Charlie(?), D = Delta(?) E = Echo, F = Foxtrot etc... Can anybody run down the alphabet (a-z) for me?
     
  2. babecker

    babecker

    Mar 7, 2002
    Sykesville, MD
    A=Alpha
    B=Bravo
    C=Charlie
    D=Delta
    E=Echo
    F=Foxtrot
    G=Golf
    H=Hotel
    I=India
    J=Juliet
    K=Kilo
    L=Lima
    M=Mike
    N=November
    O=Oscar
    P=Papa
    Q=Quebec
    R=Romeo
    S=Sierra
    T=Tango
    U=Uniform
    V=Victor
    W=Whiskey
    X=X-ray
    Y=Yankee
    Z=Zulu

    There ya go!
     
  3. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Thank you!
     
  4. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    i concur my good hooyah
     
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Looks right to me...
     
  6. Well... if you're talking to someone over a short wave radio (or just a crappy phone connection) and you have to read a series of letters, it's often easier to say a word that starts with that letter to eliminate any confusion...

    --jeff
     
  7. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    They're used to spell anything that needs clarification, grid coordinates (handy for calling in arty or air strikes) - and often used in more creative ways.

    My troop said he didn't want to stay late because he had a date - I told him Tango Sierra.



    BTW, it's called the phonetic alphabet.
     
  8. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc

    keep 'em in line, man
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    ARRRRRRGHHHH!!!!! Wow, I had a flashback!!

    General Order #1: To take charge of this post and all government property in view..

    General Order #2: To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

    General Order #3: To report all violations of orders.....

    ::Faints::

    :oops:
     
  10. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    general orders? nuclear weapons safety standards? what the heck are those? deadly force? huh? :D