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Plebes Parade Into Induction Day at Naval Academy

More than 1,200 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they took an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class.

. Prospective plebe Matthew Sensenig of Reading, Pa., receives instructions on how to properly salute during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy on 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. Patrick Semansky / AP

. U.S. Navy ensign Bo Merritt, of Galesburg, Ill., looks for a prospective plebe's name tag. Patrick Semansky / AP

. Prospective plebes have their heads shaved. Patrick Semansky / AP

. Prospective plebes carry their belongings before boarding a bus bound for their dormitory. Patrick Semansky / AP

. Prospective plebe Emani Alston of Beaufort, S.C., left, is measured for a uniform by Arlene Herndon. Patrick Semansky / AP

. Prospective plebes learn how to properly wear their covers. Patrick Semansky / AP

. Prospective plebes Harold Choo, left, of Paramus, N.J., and Stephen Steckler of Rochester, N.Y., try on new shoes that they were issued. Patrick Semansky / AP

. Prospective plebe Sahara Graft, left, of Key West, Fla., hugs her father Wade before checking in for Induction Day. Patrick Semansky / AP