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Merchant Marine Academy acceptance day

Midshipman Justin Lindstrom of Dallas hugs his sister

Midshipman Justin Lindstrom of Dallas hugs his sister Kimberlee, 7, at a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy ceremony. The academy in Kings Point welcomed 237 "plebes" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day event. (Sept. 7, 2013) Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Ceremonies welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2017 into the Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony held on the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Michelle Daniel, of Indiana, hugs her son Hunter
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Michelle Daniel, of Indiana, hugs her son Hunter after the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony at the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Families cheer and take photos of the midshipmen
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Families cheer and take photos of the midshipmen as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony at the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Midshipmen march down Brooks Stadium during the viewing
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Midshipmen march down Brooks Stadium during the viewing parade as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony at the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Plebes stand at attention with fellow midshipmen as
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Plebes stand at attention with fellow midshipmen as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony at the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Midshipman Justin Lindstrom of Dallas hugs his sister
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Midshipman Justin Lindstrom of Dallas hugs his sister Kimberlee, 7, at a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy ceremony. The academy in Kings Point welcomed 237 "plebes" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day event. (Sept. 7, 2013)

The regimental band plays during the viewing parade
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

The regimental band plays during the viewing parade as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony at the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Midshipmen march down Brooks Stadium during the viewing
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Midshipmen march down Brooks Stadium during the viewing parade as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony at the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Midshipmen march down Brooks Stadium during the viewing
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Midshipmen march down Brooks Stadium during the viewing parade as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony at the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Midshipmen march down Brooks Stadium during the viewing
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Midshipmen march down Brooks Stadium during the viewing parade as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony at the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

A line of plebe candidates raise their right
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

A line of plebe candidates raise their right hand and take an oath as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony at the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Chief of Navy Reserve, Vice Admiral Robin R.
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Chief of Navy Reserve, Vice Admiral Robin R. Braun, shakes hands with Midshipman Bentzel after he received an award as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony at the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Plebe Quinn raises her right hand and takes
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Plebe Quinn raises her right hand and takes an oath as the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" for the Class of 2017 Regiment of Midshipmen during the acceptance day ceremony at the campus in Kings Point. (Sept. 7, 2013)

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