A UNSC Military base, during the early years of the Human-Covenant war.

UNSC Bases are military installations used by the UNSC. They are often flexible, using various designs, terrain, and functions in their setup, allowing their occupants the best degree of flexibility possible. Incorporating existing and specialty equipment, ranging from old 20th Century bunkers[1] to Forerunner mesas,[2] to repurposed Colony Starter Units,[3] there are many different types. UNSC Bases serve as the primary deployment location for the Army branch of the UNSCDF who use planetary bases rather than naval ships like the other branches.


Typically, UNSC Bases incorporate facilities for storage of weapons, ammunition and equipment, as well as barrack facilities for the personnel that staff it. They are often equipped with heavy defenses, such as autocannons to fend off assaults from Covenant air and ground forces. Normally, arrangements are made for the storage of vehicles for transport and combat, such as Warthogs, allowing fast transport to and from the base. Facilities for aircraft, such as Pelican dropships and AV-22 Sparrowhawk gunships, are standard and, indeed, vital for the bases survival, allowing response to aerial threats, such as Banshees.


Because of their stationary nature, the fact that UNSC bases do not move means that they make a promising target for Covenant assault by either ground or air forces, as well as making an easy target for Wraith artillery and orbital bombardment. Usually, if things reach this stage, there is little that can be done to defend the base, as the Covenant's overwhelming firepower wipes the area out in a very short amount of time.

Known BasesEdit


Name Location Status
Alpha Base Northern Polar Region, Harvest Unknown
Alpha Base Installation 04 Abandoned by UNSC, destroyed along with the installation.
Alpha Headquarters Sigma Octanus IV Destroyed by Covenant and HAVOK Nuclear Warhead
Base Segundo Terra Mexico City, Mexico, Earth Unknown
Camp Currahee Onyx Destroyed with the planet
Camp Hathcock Highland Mountains, Reach Overrun by Covenant infantry
Camp Independence Highland Mountains, Reach Abandoned by UNSC forces
Camp Patmos Chi Rho Unknown
CASTLE Base Menachite Mountain, Highland Mountains, Reach Destroyed
Chawla Base Boston, URNA, Earth Unknown
Camber System Defense Headquarters Camber Destroyed by the Fleet of Particular Justice
Crow's Nest Kenyan Jungle, EAP, Earth Destroyed by Covenant Loyalist assault
Firebase Bravo Sigma Octanus IV Destroyed by Covenant Hunters
Fleet Command Headquarters New Alexandria, Reach Attacked and was mostly destroyed
Fort Deen Arcadia Likely glassed with the planet
Fort Southwick Cascade Active
Fort York Unknown Unknown
Forward Base Magma The Cauldron, Requiem Destroyed with the destruction of Requiem
Galileo Base Requiem Destroyed with the destruction of Requiem
HIGHCOM Facility Bravo-6 Sydney, Australia, Earth Unknown
Kupiga Simu EAP, Earth Unknown
ONI Alpha Site New Mombasa, Kenya, Earth
Outpost C9 Kenyan Coast, EAP, Earth Unknown
Sabre Program Launch/Research Range Farkas Lake, Reach Likely destroyed in the Fall of Reach
Sword Base Babd Catha Ice Shelf, Reach Likely destroyed in the Fall of Reach
Thoronburg Combat Training Facility Unknown Destroyed under unknown circumstances
UCMB Sierra Largo Unknown Unknown



In Halo Wars and Halo Wars 2 the player can create bases with modular pieces. The bases can only be set-up in specific locations. The centre structure can be the Firebase, the Station, or the Fortress. The following modular buildings can be built around the base:


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  1. Halo 3 - Level: Crow's Nest
  2. Halo: The Flood - page ??
  3. Official Halo Wars Community Site: UNSC Firebase
  4. Halo Encyclopedia - Page ??
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