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'Swab Summer' begins for Coast Guard class of 2017

Published July 01. 2013 5:00PM   Updated July 01. 2013 5:15PM

By Peter Huoppi

Publication: theday.com

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Reporting-in day, or R-Day, marks the start of a cadet's time at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London. Incoming freshmen must complete the seven-week boot camp known as 'Swab Summer' before attaining the rank of fourth-class cadet.