Military Reservation 01478-B
The UNSC Military Reservation 01478-B, colloquially known among trainees as "Painland", was a UNSC military training facility on the colony world Reach in the Highland Mountains. The reservation was one of the primary training sites for the SPARTAN-IIs, along with the FLEETCOM Complex. In 2552, this was the location where John-117 first met Cortana during a test of his new MJOLNIR Mark V armor. During the Fall of Reach, Fred-104 used this area as a staging point for his Spartans.
It featured a large obstacle course, with a run over ten acres of jagged gravel through which trainees would often be forced to run barefoot, a place called the "razor field" where the trainees had to crawl in the mud under razor wire with bullets flying inches over their heads. Finally, there was a course called the "Pillars of Loki" which consisted of a forest of ten-meter-high poles placed at random intervals, usually with booby traps strung on, to teach the importance of moving slowly and keeping one's eyes open. Fairchild Airfield was located nearby.
List of appearances
- Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 246-247 (2001 edition)
- Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 254 (2001 edition)
- Halo: First Strike, page 13 (2003 edition)
- Halo: The Fall of Reach, page 258 (2001 edition)
- Halo: The Fall of Reach, pages 260-261 (2001 edition)