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Regimental Training Officers Halle, left, and Molino, right, shout out an order at a plebe to put his cap on during the first day of indoctrination at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (July 2, 2013)

New class at the Merchant Marine Academy

Plebes' first day at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point.

Tom Vincent of Massachusetts has his height measured
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Tom Vincent of Massachusetts has his height measured by Jameson Croall during the first day of indoctrination at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. Two hundred and thirty eight plebes from across the country received their first military haircut and uniforms, learned to salute in their first official formation, and got first assignments. (July 2, 2013)

Incoming plebes are taught the proper way to
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Incoming plebes are taught the proper way to salute by RPO Kevin Pfeil during the first day of indoctrination at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (July 2, 2013)

Regimental Training Officer Dario Delgado shouts an order
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Regimental Training Officer Dario Delgado shouts an order at plebe Luehrmann while forming a squad during the first day of indoctrination at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (July 2, 2013)

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Plebe Manning receives a haircut during the first
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Plebe Manning receives a haircut during the first day of indoctrination at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (July 2, 2013)

Plebes read their USMMA handbook while waiting in
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Plebes read their USMMA handbook while waiting in line for a haircut during the first day of indoctrination at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (July 2, 2013)

Regimental Training Officers Halle, left, and Molino, right,
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Regimental Training Officers Halle, left, and Molino, right, shout out an order at a plebe to put his cap on during the first day of indoctrination at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (July 2, 2013)

Ryan Scott and his girlfriend Alyssa Chapman kiss
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Ryan Scott and his girlfriend Alyssa Chapman kiss before the first day of indoctrination at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (July 2, 2013)

A line of incoming plebes wait to be
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A line of incoming plebes wait to be called during the first day of indoctrination at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point. (July 2, 2013)

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Liz Meyer of Virginia Beach, Va., receives a
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Liz Meyer of Virginia Beach, Va., receives a hug and kiss from her son Channing before he leaves for his duties during the first day of indoctrination at the Merchant Marine Academy. (July 2, 2013)

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