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What Does Foxtrot Juliet Bravo Mean in Military? – Military Dictionary

Written by Everett Bledsoe / Fact checked by Brain Bartell

what does foxtrot juliet bravo mean in military

If you have been on Twitter recently, you will have heard of the terms “ Foxtrot Juliet Bravo .” It is the new viral military code. But what is it exactly? Continue reading to find the answer to, what does Foxtrot Juliet Bravo mean in military?

What are you waiting for? Read on!

Foxtrot Juliet Bravo Meaning


“Foxtrot,” “Juliet,” and “Bravo” are all distinct terms and part of the military phonetic alphabet. The military uses this phonetic alphabet system to make sure that all forms of communication are error-free. It also helps shorten messages over communication devices like the radio.

Here is a chart for you to refer to (with an order of character, then code word):

A is Alpha

B is Bravo

C is Charlie

D is Delta

E is Echo

F is Foxtrot

G is Golf

H is Hotel

I is India

J is Juliet

K is Kilo

L is Lima

N is November

O is Oscar

P is Papa

Q is Quebec

R is Romeo

S is Sierra

T is Tango

U is Uniform

V is Victor

W is Whiskey

X is X-Ray

Y is Yankee

Z is Zulu

Therefore, as you can see…

“Foxtrot” stands for the letter “F,” “Juliet” denotes “J,” and “Bravo”, you guessed it, symbolizes “B.” So, essentially, it is an acrostic that spells out “FJB.”

Now, What Is “FJB?”

Hint: It’s not something nice.

Critics on Twitter and other social media platforms are using it to implicate “F*** Joe Biden!”

So, now that we know what FJB means, let’s get to the when and why.

The When:

“FJB” started popping up all over Twitter after the White House’s COVID press briefing, which was on the 17th of December in 2021.

This is what the White House COVID Response Coordinator said during the press briefing:


Note: The White House COVID Response Coordinator is Jeffrey Zients.

The Why:

Which prompted Twitter responses calling it terrifying and threatening:

And out of this, came some (very) sarcastic memes.

Though, some people are on Joe Biden’s side on this, like AugustCohen4:


Foxtrot Juliet Bravo Shirt Meaning & Foxtrot Juliet Bravo Hat Meaning

Following this, “FJB” became merch-worthy. You can find Foxtrot Juliet Bravo on hats, caps, and shirts. Here are some examples:

Other examples of military alphabet phrases that you may have heard or come across:

  • “Bravo Zulu” means “good job or well done!”
  • “Charlie Foxtrot” means “cluster f***.”
  • “Charlie Mike” means “continue mission.”
  • “Tango Mike” means “thanks much!”

Foxtrot Juliet Bravo Urban Dictionary

According to Urban Dictionary, “foxtrot bravo” is a noun that is used to refer to:

  • a fat bastard

Example: I hate my father-in-law! He is too much of a Foxtrot Bravo!

  • an old-fashioned twinky’s-eating gunny

Example: Hey man, Gunny’s radio call sign is Foxtrot Bravo!

Alternatively, Urban Dictionary claims “foxtrot bravo” is a term for a “buddy fucker,” which is someone who would intentionally like or find pleasure in getting a servicemember or soldier in trouble with a higher up; in other words, a snitch.

Example: Sir, I cannot be a Bravo Foxtrot!


Now you know the answer to, “What Does Foxtrot Juliet Bravo Mean in Military?” It is essentially a military code that spells out “FJB.” This acronym is used to criticize Joe Biden after the blunt remarks on safety against COVID in the winter. It is mainly used by critics on Twitter but also cited regularly in sarcastic tweets and memes. Foxtrot Juliet Bravo is even printed on merchs like hats, caps, and shirts.

However, there are slightly varied definitions in the Urban Dictionary, where “foxtrot bravo” is used as a noun with a negative connotation.

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