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The Premier Online Resource for Military Time Calculators, Converters, Charts, and Information

Military time is based on a 24-hour timekeeping system. It shares many features with the 24-hour timekeeping system used by most of Latin America, Europe, India and much of the modern world. It differs fundamentally from the 12-hour time format known to most in the US (see military time converter or chart). Military time takes the 24-hour notation (00:00 - 23:59) and removes the colon. Military time is always pronounced with the leading zero (0900 is pronounced “oh nine hundred”).  In the United States and Canada, military time is used by more than just the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force. It is common for emergency services, aviation, travel/tourism, and many others to use it as well.

The 24 hour time keeping system that the military borrows from is used the world over. Having a simple resource that allows you to seamlessly convert, calculate, track, learn, read, and pronounce military time grows in importance as we become a global community and more young people enter our military ranks.

If it has something to do with military time then you will find it here at the most thorough resource on the subject, period.

Military Time Converter

The military time converter and calculator below is designed to quickly and easily take standard time and convert it to military time. It is also possible to take military time and convert it back to standard time, if needed. This military time converter is useful for converting any sort of military time referenced such as […]

How To Read Military Time

Reading, writing, and pronouncing military time is quite different than its standard 12-hour time system counterpart. Military time uses the same number of minutes per hour (60 minutes for every hour), but the way that the hours are expressed is changed. When converting, reading, and writing military time, it is only necessary to change the […]

Military Alphabet

What is now known as the military alphabet or military phonetic alphabet was once known as the International Radio-telephony Spelling Alphabet. The characters and pronunciations were first created by the International Civil Aviation Organization in the 1950s to streamline communication so that transmissions came across as clearly and as efficiently as possible. It has since […]

Military Time Chart

Military time is the method that the United States, United Kingdom, Philippines, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Columbia, Pakistan, and Malaysia use as a 24-hour time system reserved for military and emergency services. Civilian time keeping in these countries primarily use the 12 hour time keeping system. Nearly every other country in […]

Military Time Zones

The United States Military, Chinese Military, and many others across the globe use military time zones help with planning. It is used to ensure standardization and effective communication across many different time zones.. The names are based on the NATO phonetic alphabet. The system was originally based on the works within the American Practical Navigator published […]

Military Time Clock

The Military Time Clock shown above defaults to military time based on your current local time showing you what time it is in military time right now where you are. Keep in mind that the current military time clock on this page features a colon (“:”) between the minutes and the seconds. Seconds are not […]

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What is 1300 Military Time? (1 PM Standard Time)

Quickly making a military time conversion can be confusing at first. For many, notating time in the 24-hour format is unfamiliar at best. When the military time clock moves past noon, it can get especially tough to deal with. In this example we will review how to convert 1300 military time to 12-hour standard time. […]

What is 1900 Military Time? (7PM Standard Time)

Trying to figure out what is 1900 military time? We can help! Below we will walk you through how to break down 1900 military time and convert it to standard AM/PM time. Once time gets above 1200 it can be difficult to sort out what time it actually is in regular time (standard AM/PM time). […]

What is 1500 Military Time (3PM Standard Time)

Trying to figure out what is 1500 military time? We can help! Below we will walk you through how to break down 1500 military time and convert it to standard AM/PM time. Once time gets above 1200 it can be difficult to sort out what time it actually is in regular time. That being said, […]

Learn Military Time

So, you want to learn military time? First, let us review what it is. Military time is the timekeeping system in which a single day is evenly divided into 24 hours and spans from midnight to midnight. The notation of military time is indicated by the number of hours that have elapsed since midnight (12:00 […]

What is 2000 Military Time? (8 PM Standard Time)

Looking for the conversion for 2000 military time? Look no further. Although military time can be confusing initially, you should find it easy to learn once you get relationship it has to traditional AM/PM timekeeping. For most, converting 0200 military time to 2:00AM is simple enough. Just add a colon and attach the A.M. After […]

What Do AM and PM Stand For?

You have likely heard A.M. or P.M. (also seen as AM and PM, a.m and p.m., or am and pm) used to reference the timekeeping in several situations without ever giving much thought to why and where this time keeping system originated. The short answer is A.M. stands for “ante meridiem”, which is Latin and […]

Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out. ― Mitch Albom

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