When the Locust attempted to cut of COG access to the North Gate Agricultural Depot, the COG began an evacuation of the area. Jeff volunteered to be a driver on one of the transports, and was assigned to two-forty-five. During the drive back to the safe zone, the vehicle had a transmission fluid leak, and was forced to pull over. Cpl. Baird went on foot to repair it, but was attacked shortly after he arrived. Jeff was shot in the thigh and abdomen, and his escort was killed, but Baird managed to get him behind cover. Sgt. Mataki and Pvt. Cole arrived and helped Baird kill the Drones, but their APC was destroyed. Luckily, Sgt. Fenix arrived in his APC and Jeff was evacuated safely.