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    Military Time

    Please Explain, thanks

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    Re: Military Time

    Ok, military time. How do I explain it...basically it takes time and makes it 24 hours....so, from midnight to noon you say time as you would...but not "9 o'clock". You would say 0900, and that would be 9am. Now, once you go past noon, everything becomes more difficult. 1 o' clock would be 1300. Basically you take the time, and add two to it...

    So, for 5pm, it would be 1700. 6 pm would be 1800. So on and so forth.


    Very rough definition of it, sorry.

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    Re: Military Time

    24 Hour Clock > 12 Hour Clock

    The biggest difference would be that the military does not use the colon, so: 1:00 AM (12), 1:00 (24-Hour Clock), and 0100 (US Military) are all the same time. Also the military would say "zero onehundred hours" simply to clarify it as a time.

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    Re: Military Time

    It's basiclly as Migo said. The times after noon are determined by adding or subtracting 12 hours. So, 1 pm becomes 1300. 2 pm = 1400
    8 pm = 2000 Midnight = 2400 or 0000.

    The format is hhmm. So, 0915 = 9:15 am. 2115 = 9:15 pm.

    1030 = 10:30 am.

    It's just to keep from confusing am and pm. Also, it's easier to keep track of differences bewteen time. (The difference between 2100 and 1000 is 11 hours. The difference between 9 pm and 10 am = hmm..10 am to noon and noon to 9 pm is...hmmmm)

    One important point. Disney sometimes use longer then a 24 hour day. At Disney (maybe other places too) but if you ever see a time greater then 2400, that just means the time after midnight. For example, if somebody is scheduled to 1 am Disney lists it as 2500.

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    Re: Military Time

    it makes so much more sense than 12hr time. I have used 24 since I was a little kid, largely becuase when I was young we travelled a lot and I was exposed to it constantly. now, in my career, its a constant thing. it doesnt take long to no longer have to think about it.

    I went ahead and read wikipedias article, and unless I missed it, they never explained how to say midnight in verbal communication. I have become accustomed to hearing this as "zero hundred hours" and 00:01 as either "zero hours one minute" "zero hours oh one" or "zero oh one." Call it a flaw to 24hr time, but you get used to it.

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    Re: Military Time

    I wouldn't say 0:00 is a flaw really. It makes perfect sense to me. It's just like using a stop watch on the day. I thinkt he confusion comes between 12:00 AM (Midnight) and 12:00 PM (Noon), so people want there to be a 24:00.

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    Re: Military Time

    24-hour clock 12-hour clock

    00:00 midnight (12:00 a.m.)
    01:00 1:00 a.m.
    02:00 2:00 a.m.
    03:00 3:00 a.m.
    04:00 4:00 a.m.
    05:00 5:00 a.m.
    06:00 6:00 a.m.
    07:00 7:00 a.m.
    08:00 8:00 a.m.
    09:00 9:00 a.m.
    10:00 10:00 a.m.
    11:00 11:00 a.m.
    12:00 noon (12:00 p.m.)
    13:00 1:00 p.m.
    14:00 2:00 p.m.
    15:00 3:00 p.m.
    16:00 4:00 p.m.
    17:00 5:00 p.m.
    18:00 6:00 p.m.
    19:00 7:00 p.m.
    20:00 8:00 p.m.
    21:00 9:00 p.m.
    22:00 10:00 p.m.
    23:00 11:00 p.m.
    24:00 midnight (12:00 a.m.)


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    Re: Military Time

    I dunno but heard that that wikepedia never really tells the whole truth.

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    Re: Military Time

    It's also helpful if you are a country planning an attack on another country. If you order someone to bomb the country at 2:00 you won't know if it is AM or PM, but if you say 1400 hours then you can be wrong




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    Re: Military Time

    Quote Originally Posted by BWthespian
    I dunno but heard that that wikepedia never really tells the whole truth.
    Wikipedia allows any and everybody to edit the content of the site. So its more of a base of general knowledge. Either way, everybody has provided a proper explanation.

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    Re: Military Time

    Try working at an Air Force Base, where everything is in Zulu time... that gets confusing...

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    Re: Military Time

    My first real introduction to military time was when I worked at DL. 25 years ago or so when I last worked there the punch-card time clocks would read "0" at midnight with a small zero just to the right, which would become a 1 at :06 past, 2 at :12, whatever.

    Anyway, if you 8 hour shift would be from, say, 3:30pm-12 midnight (30 minutes unpaid meal time included), the hours written on your timecard would read...15 (5) to 0 (0).

    And leads would have to check your punch-in time, and if you punched in less than 12 minutes before your shift started, you'd be docked pay by at least 1/10th of an hour.

    Cast members today (I am guessing) would love to be able to just pull right in off Harbor Boulevard, park in "A" or "B" lot, breeze through Harbor House, dash to the locker rooms...those were certainly the days, in that regard.
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    Re: Military Time

    What I found most interesting is that it's not really "military" time. It is to US, but a good portion of the world tells their time in this manner, as well. When I mentioned it to my friend from Germany that she was using military time, she looked incredibly perplexed!

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    Re: Military Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy Legs
    24-hour clock 12-hour clock

    00:00 midnight (12:00 a.m.)
    24:00 midnight (12:00 a.m.)
    Can't be both.I'm former navy.2359 turns to 0000
    I think the easiest to remember is add 12 to the hour after noon.

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