On their first day at the academy, first-year midshipmen, known as “plebes,” begin the transformation from civilians to U.S. Navy officers.
June 27, 2013 Relatives take photos and video as plebes leave them on the morning of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Induction Day in Annapolis. The group of 1,206 students in the Class of 2017 cycled through medical exams, uniform fittings, equipment issuance, haircuts and administrative processing. They next will enter plebe summer training, a rigorous, six-week program that turns civilians into midshipmen. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo