Originally Posted by kevin
Initial synopsis being as vague as initial synopsis always tend to be the only thing we have is them being 'called back home'.
That could mean any amount of time after the end scene of the first film though I would suspect it probably wouldn't be years. I think Orci may have once made a comment somewhere implying it wouldn't be a very long time later.
Though were I to spin out some thoughts I might wonder if when whatever happens to 'the fleet' happens, if Pike will be killed in the process, thus providing a personal aspect for Kirk as Pike was the person who saw him for what he could be and not what he was at the time they met. Which would necessitate a funeral, which would necessitate formal grey uniforms for those in attendance.
The bolded part is the very same comment I was referencing. It was maybe back around the Spring or early Summer this year.