Monday, February 23, 2009

Whiskey Sierra?????

Ok, so you might be wondering what this blog's name is all about.

The phonetic alphabet is used by the U.S. military to help distinguish between letters that might get garbled during radio transmissions. That's the gist of what I've found out about its history. If you're trying to get choppers down for a rescue and they can't tell if you said landing zone "M" or "N", that could be a big problem. Landing zone "Mike" is a lot less likely to be mixed up with landing zone "November".

Special operations airmen, Pararescuemen and Combat Controllers, are sometimes simply known as "operators". An operator is sometimes recognized by the first and last letter of their last name. In the phonetic alphabet this would be Whiskey Sierra for Matt. Sgt & Mrs Whiskey Sierra.... tada!

Here's the entire phonetic alphabet if you want to have some fun messing around with your name.

Alpha
Bravo
Charlie
Delta
Echo
Foxtrot
Golf
Hotel
India
Juliette
Kilo
Lima
Mike
November
Oscar
Papa
Quebec
Romeo
Sierra
Tango
Uniform
Victor
Whiskey
X-Ray
Yankee
Zulu

Have fun, I know you're going to try it. :)

1 comment:

  1. I gotta be honest...when I saw the name I had a few concerns that you might have taken up some hardcore drinking!!! Glad to hear that all is well. I can't wait to read all about what's going on with you and you're little family.

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