- Project ORION, the original 'Spartan' project - the first attempt by the Colonial Military Administration to create and train teams of super-soldiers for covert military operations in the Outer Colonies - is deactivated. Though the Spartans are effective, their abilities fall short of original expectations, and they are far too expensive to develop and field. The soldiers in the program are reassigned to various special operations units.
- Wallace Jenkins is born.
- January 3: Gage Yevgenny is born on Harvest.
- May 14: Sandra Tillson is born on Coral.
- Halo Wars: Halo Timeline
- Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe - Dirt, page 137
- Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide – page 15