#66 Alpha Bravo Charlie

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A student recently asked me if I knew the NATO alphabet.  I hadn’t heard of it so I told him to send me an email about it and voila…We have our #66 Math Minute Post!

Here are a few ideas on how you can spend your Math Minutes…

CM (Charlie Mike): Means continue mission.  Keep moving forward.  

Thanks Alex from Swanson for this great Math Minute post idea!  I love learning new things!

15 thoughts on “#66 Alpha Bravo Charlie

  1. I learned the following…
    – The NATO is used to prevent spelling mistakes.
    – Some people use NATO to contact people in emergencies such as rescue helicopters.
    – Semephore is a way of communication where the people who use it are holding hand held flags.

    1. I learned these 3 things:
      1. The flags ships use to communicate can form any sentence
      2. The NATO alphabet became effective in 1956 and was officially established a few years later
      3. Ships also use panels to form sentences and communicate with aircraft

  2. 1. BZ = Bravo Zulu
    2. Ships use flags to send messages to each other
    3. Morse code transmits text through on – off tones, light flashes or clicks.

  3. The NATO phonetic alphabet is used to prevent spelling mistakes and miscommunication between different countries

    Multiple letters put together can mean a phrase

    “Bravo Zulu” , means we’ll done, is commonly used in the military.

  4. They use it for military communication. Which makes it easier to speak. Just like BZ stands for bravo Zulu and ND stands for nuclear disarmament. They use it for many things.

  5. What I learned is:
    – ICAO chose a professor to create this language.
    – It can be pronounced all over the world.
    – They used it in World War 1 but didn’t understand each other.
    – It is used at sea, in the air, or on land.
    – They use flags for the letters.

    Sierra, Alfa, Lima, Sierra, Alfa, Bravo, India, Echo, Lima.

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