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The class of 2018 will follow this green line to a new life at the Naval Academy. The school in Annapolis welcomed more than 1,200 plebes Tuesday on Induction Day. The class is comprised of 25 percent women and 34 percent minorities. Students walked through multiple stations to pick up their uniform, learn to salute and to undergo medical examinations. (WTOPKristi King)
The class of 2018 will follow this green line to a new life at the Naval Academy. The school in Annapolis welcomed more than 1,200 plebes Tuesday on Induction Day. The class is comprised of 25 percent women and 34 percent minorities. Students walked through multiple stations to pick up their uniform, learn to salute and to undergo medical examinations. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A member of the class of 2018 puts his belongs on a truck on Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Plebes said good bye to their parents and to their lives as civilians. (WTOPKristi King)
A member of the class of 2018 puts his belongs on a truck on Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Plebes said good bye to their parents and to their lives as civilians. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Tristan Holiday of San Antonio has his head shaved revealing a scar during Induction Day at the Naval Academy in Annapolis Tuesday. Holiday split open his head in 4th grade while jumping on the bed with his brother. The day also included medical examinations and uniform fittings.(WTOPKristi King)
Tristan Holiday of San Antonio has his head shaved revealing a scar during Induction Day at the Naval Academy in Annapolis Tuesday. Holiday split open his head in 4th grade while jumping on the bed with his brother. The day also included medical examinations and uniform fittings.(WTOP/Kristi King)
Plebes learn how to salute during Induction Day at the Naval Academy Tuesday. The class of 2018 starts classes early as part of the Plebe Summer, which officially began after the Oath of Office ceremony. (WTOPKristi King)
Plebes learn how to salute during Induction Day at the Naval Academy Tuesday. The class of 2018 starts classes early as part of the Plebe Summer, which officially began after the Oath of Office ceremony. (WTOP/Kristi King)
For new students at the Naval Academy, their names are about the only thing that wont change. (WTOPKristi King)
For new students at the Naval Academy, their names are about the only thing that won't change. (WTOP/Kristi King)
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New Naval Academy students read with one arm up, the mandatory position for reading. Its said to build character. (WTOPKristi King)
New Naval Academy students read with one arm up, the mandatory position for reading. It's said to build character. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Smittyy Earnest Smith shaves the head of a new Naval Academy student Tuesday. Smith will retire at the end of the day after 32 years and 10 months of work. I enjoyed being here every day, he told WTOP. (WTOPKristi King)
"Smittyy" Earnest Smith shaves the head of a new Naval Academy student Tuesday. Smith will retire at the end of the day after 32 years and 10 months of work. "I enjoyed being here every day," he told WTOP. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Tucker William Massie of Detroit smiles while his parents hug him. He says he remained stone-faced even as his parents cried in Annapolis Tuesday. Massie is a member of the class of 2018 and will join more than 1,200 other students at the Naval Academys seven-week long Plebe Summer to introduce them to life in the Navy. (WTOPKristi King)
Tucker William Massie of Detroit smiles while his parents hug him. He says he remained "stone-faced" even as his parents cried in Annapolis Tuesday. Massie is a member of the class of 2018 and will join more than 1,200 other students at the Naval Academy's seven-week long Plebe Summer to introduce them to life in the Navy. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Margaret Phillips of Leesburg waits to try on shoes on Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is one of a record high 303 women in her class of more than 1,200.(WTOPKristi King)
Margaret Phillips of Leesburg waits to try on shoes on Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is one of a record high 303 women in her class of more than 1,200.(WTOP/Kristi King)
Midshipman at the Naval Academy learn to recite every line of Reef Points, which is known as the Navy Bible and helps introduce students to the Navy and the academy. New students, known as plebes, picked up their own copy on Induction Day Tuesday in Annapolis. (WTOPKristi King)
Midshipman at the Naval Academy learn to recite every line of Reef Points, which is known as the "Navy Bible" and helps introduce students to the Navy and the academy. New students, known as plebes, picked up their own copy on Induction Day Tuesday in Annapolis. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Current Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Mike Miller shows off his fruit salad or service ribbons. Rear Adm. Walter Carter is the incoming superintendent. He was a plebe 37 years ago. (WTOPKristi King)
Current Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Mike Miller shows off his "fruit salad" or service ribbons. Rear Adm. Walter Carter is the incoming superintendent. He was a plebe 37 years ago. (WTOP/Kristi King)
A prospective plebe salutes during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for I-Day, where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academys newest class. (AP PhotoPatrick Semansky)
A prospective plebe salutes during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Prospective plebes have their heads shaved during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for I-Day, where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academys newest class. (AP PhotoPatrick Semansky)
Prospective plebes have their heads shaved during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Prospective plebe Thomas Moore of Cincinnati, gets a haircut during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for I-Day, where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academys newest class. (AP PhotoPatrick Semansky)
Prospective plebe Thomas Moore of Cincinnati, gets a haircut during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Prospective plebes stand at attention as they await orders from members of the U.S. Marine Corps, front, during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for I-Day, where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academys newest class. (AP PhotoPatrick Semansky)
Prospective plebes stand at attention as they await orders from members of the U.S. Marine Corps, front, during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Prospective plebe Matthew Sensenig of Reading, Pa., receives instructions on how to properly salute during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for I-Day, where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academys newest class. (AP PhotoPatrick Semansky)
Prospective plebe Matthew Sensenig of Reading, Pa., receives instructions on how to properly salute during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A U.S. Navy officer stands alongside a sign designating an area for prospective plebes to learn basic Navy customs and courtesies during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for I-Day, where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academys newest class. (AP PhotoPatrick Semansky)
A U.S. Navy officer stands alongside a sign designating an area for prospective plebes to learn basic Navy customs and courtesies during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,200 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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