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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Aloha Everyone,

Learning a new language is helpful for one’s brain health. The United States military uses a set of words known as the military phonetic alphabet. This alphabet is also used when signaling with Morse Code, flags and lights.

When spelling words with non-native English speakers over a poor telephone connection, J.J. uses The NATO Phonetic Alphabet. It is slightly different from the US military version. Commercial pilots and airline personnel have their own.

Here is the list. See how many you are familiar with.

Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu

Aloha -- Cathi