> this crap:
> >> As a military person, I always have to know the local time, Washington
> >> time, and Zulu time. I'm in DST and so is Washington. Zulu is four
> >> hours ahead of me. From the computer:
> >You don't have to know any such thing. Knowing local time is surely
> >convenient, but it isn't something you have to know unless you need the
> >local time because of some event you want to attend/view.
> Which is like, all the time.
majority of the day/night is doing things where time is not of the
essence at all.
> >ZULU time might be important.
> >As to Washington DC's time, in over 20 years of military service and
> >beyond, I've never cared at all what time it is there, nor did I need to.
> Norman Schwarzkopf always wore two watches. One for Juliet time and
> one for Washington time. On most digital watches there is settings
> for two time zones.
You wouldn't need those since 'O club officers' aren't really all that
I suppose you would need to know the time to ensure you were at the
Officer's club bar doors at opening.
> passwords, frequencies and call signs are changed. All messages
> whether on paper or radio are sent in Zulu time.