- Draconis Combine troops invade Helm in an effort to capture a SLDF arms depot. Unable to locate the depot, Coordinator Minoru Kurita forces assume it was already stripped and bombard the planet's population centers with nuclear warheads in frustration.
- Federated Suns troops launch a lightning raid on Hesperus II, but are repulsed.
- Department of Communications is formally renamed ComStar by Jerome Blake.
- Operation Silver Shield.
- June 25th 0600 hours Terran Standard Time: All HPG transmitters shut down.
- In a 72 hour campaign, ComStar employed "mercenary units", secretly crack SLDF divisions pledged to aid Blake, seize control of Terra.
- HPG transmission resumes and Jerome Blake broadcasts reasons for Silver Shield and goals of ComStar to entire Inner Sphere, Successor Lords deplore his capture of Terra but take no military action.
- July: - ComStar secretly strips New Earth, former headquarters of the SLDF of any remaining military equipment, transporting and mothballing it on Terra.
- February 9th: Federated-Boeing Interstellar begins production from the Galax Megaplex.