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AP PHOTOS: 'Plebes' begin their 1st day at the Naval Academy with haircuts, how-to on saluting

  • A prospective plebe steps off of a bus as he arrives at Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,100 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute and address superiors before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    A prospective plebe steps off of a bus as he arrives at Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,100 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute and address superiors before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jim Johnston, center, of Chapel Hill, N.C., embraces his son, prospective plebe Dan Johnston, before watching him enter Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,100 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute and address superiors before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Jim Johnston, center, of Chapel Hill, N.C., embraces his son, prospective plebe Dan Johnston, before watching him enter Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,100 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute and address superiors before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant Ben Pope, center, inspects prospective plebes as they stand in formation during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,100 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute and address superiors before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    U.S. Marine Corps second lieutenant Ben Pope, center, inspects prospective plebes as they stand in formation during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Annapolis, Md. More than 1,100 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute and address superiors before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

More than 1,100 young men and women have arrived at the U.S. Naval Academy to begin a rigorous path toward careers as Navy officers.

After saying goodbye to their families on Wednesday, a whirlwind awaited the plebes: haircuts, uniforms, medical exams and instructions on how to salute and address superiors, all before taking an oath of office.

Now members of the academy's newest class, the so-called plebes will spend their summer assimilating into life as a midshipman. With that will come daily studies, early morning physical conditioning, no access to television or the Internet, and only three phone calls allowed during their seven weeks of training.

Here is a selection of images showing the plebes on their first day.