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Swabs on deck: R-Day 2012

In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Second Class Cadet Matt Monahan yells instructions to a group of swabs Monday, June 25, 2012, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. In all, 251 members of the incoming class of 2016, known as swabs, reported in during an event called R-Day or Reporting In Day.

On the morning of June 25, hundreds of people from all over the country are at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., checking event schedules and looking over base maps. It’s reporting-in day and the lives of 252 young men and women are about to change – dramatically.