Nightly News   |  June 13, 2013

U.S. Navy to drop all-caps messaging

The Navy is ditching its Defense Message System and adapting a new system that will handle messages with both upper and lowercase letters. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>> a system around from the old teletype days, part of the change, the service saidith not necessary anymore to limit navy messages entirely to upper case and all navy commands are authorized to use standard, mixed-case characters, upper and lower case . tradition is hard to change, and the announcement it's is in all caps.