addressees rapidly for effective use of infor-
NAVY MAILED MESSAGE PROGRAM
Messages are prepared on the Joint Message
Form, DD Form 173/2 (fig. 1-5), to be sent by
electrical telecommunications. Since the DD Form
173/2 is read by optical scanner, it must be
prepared in a double-spaced format using an OCR
typeface. Complete procedures are contained in
the Telecommunications Users Manual, Naval
Navy Mailed Message Program (NAVGRAMS)
are prepared on the Joint Message Form, DD
Form 173/2, but are processed through normal
administrative channels after a determination has
been made that the subject matter or urgency of
action required does not qualify for electronic
transmission. This determination is normally
made by the releaser. NAVGRAMS may only be
Telecommunications Publication 3.
classified Secret and below.
Figure 1-5.Joint Message Form, DD Form 173/2.