Reporting In Day 2016: A New Beginning

June 27, 2016, was a day of beginnings for the 312 new cadets, known as swabs, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. It was Reporting-in Day (R-Day), the start of Swab Summer and the first year of training at the Academy. The swabs were about to embark on a 200-week journey overseeing a transformation from civilians to future leaders of the Coast Guard and our country.