Wednesday, January 19, 2011

FTV 1/19/11

Today the Kennedy is reducing its distance to Vera Cruz, Mexico. All the cadets on board are looking forward to a nice weekend where they can recharge the batteries and prepare for another 9 day stint to Barbados.

This morning was the first really hot day and the Hilo deck (aka the steel beach) was covered in sunbathers. There was fishing, card playing and just plain relaxing aft today for the fortunate cadets who did not have maintenance and could squeeze it into their busy schedules.

At MMA we use 'military time' in reference to a 24-hour clock system. So when a cadet has class at 0800, what they mean is they report for class at 8:00am. If someone has watch at 2000, then they report at 8:00pm.

Since the ship has various events going on twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, it is important to keep track of where people need to be and especially WHEN!

This military time operates off a 24-hour clock, beginning at midnight (which is 0000 hours). If you imagine a clock face, pass 12-noon and continue counting 1300 (1:00pm), 1400 (2:00pm), 1500 (3:00pm), and so on up to 2300 (11:00pm).


1.If the Captain of the Ship wants to see you at 0300hrs, what time is that?

2.On January 18th, what was the Kennedy's latitude and longitude at 2100hrs?

3.What time is 8 hours after 2330?

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