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The Damascus Materials Testing Facility was an ONI Materials Group research and development base located in Vhalkem, on the Outer Colony of Chi Ceti IV. This top-secret base has been an important development and testing site of the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor for many decades, beginning with the initial version later dubbed as the Mark IV. Dr. Catherine Halsey, architect of Project MJOLNIR, worked in the facility for some time while refining the MJOLNIR armor series. Though the facility was only manned by three technicians, it had a curious feature, which was that a dozen AIs could operate and utilize the facility in close proximity to one another, which is typically impossible under normal circumstances for technical reasons. There were also obstacle courses for Spartans to become accustomed with their new armor. On November 27, 2525, the Spartan-II supersoldiers were relocated to the facility for their final stage of training: the inclusion of their MJOLNIR armor. Right after the Spartans received their armor, the facility was attacked by a nearby Covenant ship, the Unrelenting. All personnel were evacuated and the AIs were deactivated by Halsey when she removed them in the form of data cubes. Spartans John-117, Kelly-087, and Sam-034 boarded the Unrelenting and destroyed the ship by detonating its reactor with missiles requisitioned from their Pelican dropship. The remaining Covenant force captured weapons and armor, which were studied later by a science lance dispatched by the High Prophet of Regret. The facility continued to operate in the wake of the Covenant attack. Beginning in 2542, the Mark V MJOLNIR armor underwent development here under the supervision of Dr. Halsey. The MJOLNIR/EOD and second generation MJOLNIR/Soldier variants were created and constructed here. http://www.halopedia.org/Damascus_Materials_Testing_Facility
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High-altitude military parachuting (or military free fall (MFF)) is a method of delivering military personnel, military equipment, and other military supplies from a transport aircraft at a high altitude via free-fall parachute insertion. Two techniques are used: HALO (high altitude – low opening) and HAHO (high altitude – high opening). In the HALO technique, the parachutist opens his parachute at a low altitude after free-falling for a period of time, while in the HAHO technique, the parachutist opens his parachute at a high altitude just a few seconds after jumping from the aircraft. Military HALO techniques date back to 1960, while in recent years, the HALO technique has been practiced by civilians as a form of skydiving. In military operations, HALO is used for delivering equipment, supplies, or personnel, while HAHO is generally used only for personnel. In typical HALO/HAHO insertions the troops jump from altitudes between 15,000 feet (4,600 m) and 35,000 feet (11,000 m).
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To earn the Military Freefall Badge, the military member first must receive all necessary ground training, already have earned the Parachutist Badge (jump-qualified), and must have completed the requisite freefall (night, combat equipment, oxygen) jumps. The Military Freefall Course is taught by B Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) and lasts four weeks. The four week course is conducted at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, where students conduct airborne operations.
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