I have clothing issue tomorrow (3 Jan) at 1pm and then on Thursday (4 Jan) I have to be back at the airport at 6am. I guess the flight usually leaves around 9 or 10am and is about 5 hours. I'm sure that 5 hours on a military transport is going to make coach on a commercial airline seem like first class. That should put me in McMurdo around 2-3pm.
A note on the time difference for easy conversion. Currently there is a 20 hour time difference between MST and NZT. So for an easy conversion from the time in my posts (NZT) to MST, add 4 hours and subtract a day: 4 Jan 2008 at 0600 NZT = 3 Jan 2008 at 1000.