"We should get eyes out there looking for the others."
"Palmer, get your folks inside!"
"Afraid we're gonna have to give you an IOU on that welcome home party."
"Tom Lasky, First Officer of the Infinity. Never though I'd see you again."
"Infinity, this is Commander Lasky. Pelican recon teams are down. Repeat. All birds are down. We've got numerous causalities and require immediate assistance. Over."
"Affirmative, sir. But we're gonna need a bus out of here."
"The Captain thought Infinity could provide us cover and hold off the attack at the same time."
"I don't know if it's too soon to ask you for a favor but we're going to run out of breathing room here real quick. I don't suppose you're any good at clearing LZs?"
"Chief, it's Lasky. We're getting reports of friendlies pinned down near your position. Can you assist?
"Roger that Cortana. I'll get you the coordinates for the-"
"Chief, I'm redirecting the Spartan-IVs to rally point Alpha Sierra Foxtrot. Until we catch up, you have tactical command of the forward assault force! Rendezvous with those men and take back that ship!"
"Good luck Chief. Lasky out."
"117, Lasky. We're touching down just north of your position. Proceed to starboard hangar 2-19, and we'll link up with you there."
"Roger, Cortana. We'll find a way inside and free up one of the mooring platforms. XO out."
"Secure the bay and I'll release the lockdown into the ship."
"Chief, it's Lasky Come in!"
"We've identified several Covenant jamming devices on the outer hull."
"Exactly what we were thinking. Neutralize them so we can get our guns back online and show that satellite we're more than just a big paperweight."
"Infinity's mission has been to locate the remaining Halo rings, and establish permanent bases to study them for decommission. We've got locations up-and-running around Installations 5 and 3, but lately they've run into some setbacks."
"At ease, Chief. It feels kind of odd for you to call me Sir."
"Beautiful, isn't she? I don't get to see her often enough. I grew up on New Harmony. Attended Corbulo Military Academy. Never saw Earth in person until I was an adult, but… I still think of her as home."
"You don't talk much, do you?"
"Chief, I won't pretend to know how you feel. I've lost people I care about, but… never anything like you're going through."
"You say that like soldiers and humanity are two different things. Soldiers aren't machines. We're just people."