The Military (Phonetic) Alphabet

The Military (Phonetic) Alphabet

You thought you knew your ABC’s…until you joined the military! The military adopted the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) alphabet for radio and telephone communication in 1956, and it’s been the standard ever since!

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

The Military phonetic alphabet

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