Since 1957, the U.S. military has used the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, more commonly known as the NATO phonetic alphabet. The code words of this phonetic alphabet are as follows: alpha, bravo, Charlie... More »

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The Army's phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in radio or telephone transmissions, beginning with Alfa for A, Bravo for B and ending with Yankee for Y and Zulu for Z. These words help to preven... More »

Using a phonetic alphabet table can be very helpful for learning a new language, particularly for languages that do not use the Roman alphabet. Because many languages do not accurately and consistently represent sounds w... More »

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The U.S. military uses the NATO phonetic alphabet to ensure clear radio communications. It consists of 26 words starting with the respective letters and the numbers zero through nine. When using letters or acronyms over ... More »

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Each branch of the U.S. military uses the same grade system for classifying servicemembers, though the names and titles in use vary according to branch. Enlisted ranks are designated with an "E," followed by the grade, e... More »

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The U.S. Armed Forces consist of 1.4 million active front-line personnel and an additional 1.1 million active reserve personnel, distributed between the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard. The... More »

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In order to find out the Unit Identification Code, or UIC, for a United States Military unit, you may use the Defense Manpower Data Center's Unit Identification Code Search System. The Unit Identification Code Search Sys... More »