- The SPARTAN-II Program suffers its first casualty, when Carris-137 accidentally kills a handler during training.
- July 20: Captain Alexander, the last civilian captain of UNSC Spirit of Fire, retires from active duty at the conclusion of the Verent mission. The ship is requisitioned by the UNSC and scheduled for refit.
- August 27: Carter-259 is born on Durban, Biko.
- September 1: Spirit of Fire completes an extensive refit at the Reach orbital shipyards before entering active military duty as a ground support vessel, initially detailed with providing ground support for Operation TREBUCHET.
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