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 (alpha bravo charlie delta echo)

What is now known as the military alphabet or military phonetic alphabet was once known as the International Radio-telephony Spelling Alphabet. Terms such as alpha, bravo, charlie, delta, echo, foxtrot and the like are a result of this system used to ensure accurate communication of language. The characters and pronunciations were first created by the […]

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 14:30 Military Time? 2:30PM Standard Time

So it seems you are curious about converting 14:30 military time into the standard AM/PM timekeeping system you are familiar with? Or maybe it is the other way around? Either way we can help. We can give you those answers but more importantly show you how to convert it yourself. All you must do is […]

What is 1530 (15:30) Military Time? 3:30 PM Standard Time

Not exactly sure what 15:30 military time is in standard time? Have no fear! If you are here for the quick fix, then, by all means, you should know that 1530 military time is equivalent to 3:30 PM standard time. But, we imagine that there are a few of you that also want to know […]

What is GMT? (Greenwich Mean Time)

Commonly referred to as “GMT,” Greenwich Mean Time is the time to which the clock at the Royal Observatory in London England is set. Unaffected by Daylight Savings Time, or the various time zones, it is always the same. If for example, the time was 1:25 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), it would be 6:25 […]

What is 12:30 (AM or PM) in Military Time

Making the conversion to military time from 12:30 standard time can seem confusing at first! You are likely here to get a quick answer, then you should know that 12:30 AM military time is equivalent to 0030 military time and 12:30 PM is equivalent to 1230 military time. If you are still reading then you may […]

What is 2330 (23:30) Military Time? 11:30 PM

Making the conversion from 2330 military time into standard time does not need to be tough! You are likely here to get a quick answer, then you should know that 2330 military time is equivalent to 11:30 PM standard time. If you are still reading then you may be curious WHY 2330 military time is […]

What Is 1930 (19:30) Military Time? 7:30 PM

Converting 1930 military time into standard time is easy once you learn the basics. But, in case you are just here for a quick answer, then you should know that 1930 military time is equivalent to 7:30PM standard time. In case you would like how to learn WHY 1930 military time is 7:30PM, we can […]

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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