What Do AM and PM Stand For?

a.m. vs. p.m.

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 timekeeping system originated. The short answer is A.M. stands for “ante meridiem”, which is Latin and depicts … Read more

The Branches of the US Military

Hailed as the most powerful military force on the planet, the US military is made up of 5 branches. The current organizational structure was instituted under the National Security Act of 1947. The Secretary of Defense, a civilian, heads the Department of Defense and is a direct appointee of the President. While the branches of … Read more

History Of Military Time

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In the civilian world, the commonly used time system is the 12-hour system where the same notation of time appears twice a day. As a result, the two similar notations must be differentiated with another notation which is AM and PM. This makes it easy to confuse time frames. In the military world, a slight … Read more