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I was an electrical engineer for the US Navy, and yes, all maintenance logs were kept by julian date, which I assumed derived from the julian calendar. If they arent the same then i retract the statement, however, I feel the point I was making about an age encompassing multiple calendars remains valid.

EDIT: an Aviation electrical engineer to further support the aircraft comment hehehe...
The overall point remains...we're just being nitpicky.
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I never used the Julian date in the Marine Corps either.
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I wonder if that's the confusion then...I was army so I had never heard of that.
I'm pretty sure that both the marines and army use what the Navy and Air Force aviation community call Julian Dates because it is part of the DoD standard requisition tracking number.

It is sometimes called an "Ordinal Date" -- and I think that's closer to accurate than "Julian." It is the four or five digit number built from the last digit or last two digits of the Year and a three digit number for the day of the year (YYDDD date format)

In any case, it has nothing to do with the Julian Calendar as far as I know.
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I'm pretty sure that both the marines and army use what the Navy and Air Force aviation community call Julian Dates because it is part of the DoD standard requisition tracking number.

It is sometimes called an "Ordinal Date" -- and I think that's closer to accurate than "Julian." It is the four or five digit number built from the last digit or last two digits of the Year and a three digit number for the day of the year (YYDDD date format)

In any case, it has nothing to do with the Julian Calendar as far as I know.
To make things clearer: that has nothing to do with the Julian day either. Or rather, it's a simplified attempt at doing something that may be good enough for limited military purposes.

I have used the Julian day, as that's the standard way of dating in astronomy.
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I'm pretty sure that both the marines and army use what the Navy and Air Force aviation community call Julian Dates because it is part of the DoD standard requisition tracking number.

It is sometimes called an "Ordinal Date" -- and I think that's closer to accurate than "Julian." It is the four or five digit number built from the last digit or last two digits of the Year and a three digit number for the day of the year (YYDDD date format)

In any case, it has nothing to do with the Julian Calendar as far as I know.
No, the Julian date I'm talking about numbered the actual date 1-365, starting from Jan 1 and going thru Dec 31st. As such, it never exceeded 3 digits. Except when we had to include the year...

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well shit nevermind, should have finished reading your sentence hahahah my mistake
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...Julian day ...
Thanks for the link.

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The term Julian date is also used to refer to:
  • Julian calendar dates
  • ordinal dates (day-of-year)

The use of Julian date to refer to the day-of-year (ordinal date) is usually considered to be incorrect although it is widely used that way in the earth sciences, computer programming, military and the food industry.[1]
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