Induction Day begins it all with a harsh introduction to the military for would-be Navy and Marine officers arriving at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
June 28, 2012 Eric Menholt gets a parting hug from his mother, Marilyn Haiar, of Sioux Falls, S.D., as plebes -- or midshipmen fourth class -- arrive at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis to go through Induction Day or I-Day. About 1,212 men and women arrived at the academy to begin summer training. Matt McClain/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo