This is their final test. They become sailors after they pass this. It is held the week leading up to PIR. It can start Thursday night, skips Friday and Saturday nights (Captains Cup on Saturday...fun athletic competition between the divisions), and can resume Sunday through Wednesday nights. However, since this is a Wednesday PIR group, they could start earlier than Thursday....Thanksgiving week's PIR group started on Tuesday, a week before their Wednesday PIR.
The brother divisions always go through together....800 and 900 divisions can go at any time. If there is more than one 800 division or 900 division in the PIR group, they most likely will go together.
They may have 2 divisions go, 3 divisions (this would be 2 brother divisions with an 800 or 900 group added), or 4 divisions. They start with the lowest numbered division and work up, not counting the 800 and 900 divisions.
Here is an article that explains what they do:
You can also go to www.youtube.com and put in "CNN BattleStations 21" to watch a short clip of it.
Post on this group when you have a date for your recruit's division and also on the main board. I will try to keep a schedule on here and maybe Mary can put one at the top of the main board. Be sure to ask your recruit if that is the day they "start" BattleStations as it is an overnight drill so they become sailors the next day.
Wed., Dec15 Div 25, 26
Thurs, Dec 16 Div 27, 28
Sun, Dec 19 Div 29, 30, 31, 32
Mon, Dec 20 Div 801, 906
My son said he my be doing BS on Mon, Dec 20, he's in Div 906
My son is in 801 and he said they are doing BS on the 20 and 21.