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    Coast Guard Academy kicks off Swab Summer

    Cadet Joshua Inman lectures a Delta Platoon swab on protocol as members fo the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 report-in for the Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

    Coast Guard Academy kicks off Swab Summer

    Members of Delta Platoon of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 fall out from the top deck of Roland Hall to start their intake process on Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ensign Lillian Goebel checks in Members of Echo platoon of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 as they report-in for the Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Captain Mike Friede, Director of Admissions for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, greets members of the academy Class of 2026, Kerry Lee, and Emma Behel, back, as they arrive to report-in for the Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Members of Delta Platoon of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 make their way through Chase Hall to the barber shop and mailroom on Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Barber Aida Velazquez gives swab Luke Zylinski his haircut as members fo the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 report-in for the Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Christy Rose, who works in the inclusion and diversity office at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy livestreams a tour of the Chase Hall corridors with members of the academy Class of 2026 during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Members of Bravo Platoon of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 sound-off during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Cadet Charles Norman gives Bravo Platoon swabs marching order as members fo the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 report-in for the Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Golf Platoon cadre cadets stand at attention as the bus carrying the platoon saws arrives at Chase Hall during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Members of Bravo Platoon of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 read their Running Light guidebooks as they stand in formation during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Swab Julia Conneely tries on a uniform shirt as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 report-in for the Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Cadets David Zak, left and James Schavaneveldt compare notes on the members of Golf Platoon during drill practice in a Chase Hall courtyard as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 report-in for the Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Members of Golf Platoon of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 work on marching skills with their training cadre cadets in a courtyard of Chase Hall on Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Charlie Platoon swabs sound off as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 report-in for the Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Swab Cadence Langton reads the Running Light guidebook as members fo the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 report-in for the Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Megan Crocker takes uniform measurements of swab Joshua Banks as members fo the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 report-in for the Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Cadet Christine Carey, right, helps swab Glen Patrick lean a proper about-face as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 report-in for the Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Members of Alpha Platoon of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 march through the rain on their way to Roland Hall for their swearing-in ceremony on Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Members of Bravo Platoon of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 sound off at the urging of their training cadre cadets during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 take their oath of office during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Cadet Harlan Brady shouts instructions at members of Alpha Platoon of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 as they arrive at Roland Hall for their swearing-in ceremony during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Madeline Kepper, 13, feels the newly shorn head of her brother Aiden, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026, as she and her parents Carl and Elena greet him during the 15-minutes of family time following the swearing-in ceremony during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Swab Meirabella Rouane, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026, rests as she gets time with her parents Carolyn and Brian, during the 15-minutes of family time following the swearing-in ceremony during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Rear Adm. William Kelly takes a photo with the members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 as they sit for a class photo following their swearing-in ceremony during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 sit for a class photo during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Swab Sarah Somer peers through rain-covered glasses as the members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 gather in Roland Hall for their swearing-in during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Swab Aiana Cayao keeps her eyes on her Running Light guidebook as she and the members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2026 sit for a class photo during Day One of Swab Summer Monday, June 27, 2022 in New London. Approximately 300 young women arrived Monday to start their training as part of the incoming Class.About 43 percent of the class are women, which will be the most in an incoming class ever, and that 38 percent are from underrepresented minority groups. Also expected to join the class are nine international students from the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Vietnam, Honduras, Palau, Guyana, and Taiwan. Day One marks the traditional start of Swab Summer, a seven-week training program designed to transform civilian students into military members. The Swabs (as the new cadets are called) will cycle through haircuts, uniform issue, drill practice and various administrative in-processing over the course of the day. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)