Induction Day. I-Day. The day in late June where 1200 young men and women (along with their families) invade Annapolis and the United States Naval Academy to begin their military career.
Plebes (freshmen/4th class Midshipmen) began arriving at 6am to begin the process that included instruction, a new uniform, and a fresh haircut to start off six weeks of intense training. They said goodbye to their loved ones, shed some tears and will be briefly reunited this evening after taking the oath of office in a ceremony at 6pm.
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