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Plebes enjoy a respite from the rigors of Naval Academy training

Plebes enjoy a respite from the rigors of Naval Academy training

Lining Decatur Road on the Naval Academy campus, cars festooned with "Naval Academy Class of 2019 Dad" or "USNA' 19 Mom" stickers sported license plates from Hawaii, Washington State, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, Georgia, Florida — And, yes, Maryland. The vehicles and their passengers had schlepped there for Plebe Parents Weekend for the Class of 2019. At the conclusion of the noon formation Friday in Tecumseh Court, the 1,191 plebes were allowed to see their families for the first time since Plebe Summer started on Induction Day, seven weeks earlier. Most had only communicated with the outside world in three brief phone calls or by writing letters. ...

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