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Service Calls

Call to Quarters

A military bugle call played to signal all personnel (not authorized to be absent) to return to their quarters for the night.

Play Call To Quarters

Church Call

A military bugle call played to signal that religious services are about to begin. The call may also be used to announce the formation of a funeral escort.

Play Church Call

Fatigue Call

A military bugle call played to signal all designated personnel to report for fatigue duty.

Play Fatigue Call

Mail Call

A military bugle call played to signal personnel to assemble for the distribution of mail.

Play Mail Call

Mess Call

A military bugle call played to signal personnel that it is mealtime. The same call is used for all meals.

Play Mess Call

Officer's Call

A military bugle call played to signal all officers to assemble at a designated place.

Play Officer's Call

Pay Day March

A military bugle call played to signal all troops that they will be paid.

Play Pay Day March

Pay Call

A military bugle call played to signal all troops that they will be paid. The Pay Call consists of the first strain (repeated) of the Pay Day March.

Play Pay Call

Recall

A military bugle call played to signal all troops that duties or drills should cease.

Play Recall

Retreat

A military bugle call played to signal the end of the official day.

Play Retreat

Reveille

A military bugle call played at dawn to awaken the troops for morning roll call. It is also used to accompany the raising of the National Colors.

Play Reveille

School Call

A military bugle call played to signal that school is about to begin.

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Sick Call

A military bugle call played to signal all troops needing medical attention to report to the dispensary.

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taps

A military bugle call played to signal that unauthorized lights are to be extinguished. This is the last bugle call of the day. Taps is also sounded at the completion of a military funeral ceremony.

Play Taps

tattoo

A military bugle call played to signal that all light in squad rooms be extinguished and that all loud talking and other disturbances be discontinued within 15 minutes.

Play Tattoo