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Are you familiar with military alphabets? Military schools in Kansas and other military institutions and camps are applying this. Have you thought how and why it was used on the first place? What is its significance? What is the role it plays for the military to apply? We will know the details in a short while.

For those who have limited idea about what these military alphabets are, these are the following to give the clearest description:

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

These military alphabets, or formally known to be NATO phonetic alphabet, is the alphabets that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) created. It assigns code words to digits and acrophonically to the letters of the English (Alfa for A, Bravo for B, etc.) so that critical combinations of letters and numbers can be pronounced and understood by those who transmit and receive voice messages by radio or telephone. Usually, the people who use phonetic alphabet are those who are related to navigation or persons might be endangered due to transmission static. Of course, military men use these as well.

Soon, when you or your child or sibling will be going to military schools for boys in Texas, they will be grouped into a team, and each team will be named according to these alphabets. Inside the school, pretty sure they will tackle this as one of the lessons. Wouldn’t it be nicer if as early as now, you are already familiar to it? Think about it.