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UNSC technicians had built numerous magnetic reactor stations across Draetheus V The western reactor field was one of the largest of these stations and was of great interest to the Covenant. Luckily, the trench-like layout of the reactor field provided the Marines stationed there with a terrain advantage and Covenant infantry platoons had significant difficulty in seizing the station. After supporting the Marines at Faraday, Spartan Palmer moved to provide support in the western reactor field. Palmer's prime objectives were to protect several squads of Wolverines and halt the Banshees providing air support to the Covenant infantry.”
— Mission summary