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West Point welcomes more than 1,200 for Class of 2022

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The U.S. Military Academy is welcoming a new class of more than 1,200.

Monday is reception day, or R-Day, at West Point. New arrivals are fitted for military clothing, given haircuts and start learning how to march and toe a line.

The reception kicks off six weeks of rigorous Cadet Basic Training, after which they will be formally accepted into the Corps of Cadets. The Acceptance Day Parade for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for Aug. 18.

The incoming class includes 294 women and 400 minorities.

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