- "The satellite network we need to map the Earth and find the city is controlled by the U.S. Air Force facility at Kaena Point, Oahu, and it's too heavily guarded to infiltrate. Which is why we came to Australia instead. There's a small station here that comes online whenever Kaena Point's feed goes down."
- ―Phil Coulson
- "Kaena Point is down. Six minutes on the clock."
General Cole went on to perform one of his quarterly inspections to the Kaena Point Air Force Base. Commander Darren, having been recently assigned as the new relay commander for the base, scheduled a meeting with General Cole.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Phil Coulson managed to infiltrate two seemingly harmless items replacing one of General Cole's jacket buttons and Commander Darren's watch. The two items, being undetectable to security, would cause an Electromagnetic Pulse in the base, activating the secondary back up station in Australia to maintain the satellite feed.
As Coulson planned, General Cole and Commander Darren shook hands as they met for the first time, activating the Electromagnetic Pulse, causing a blackout at the entire base for six minutes, and forcing the activation of the Laura Creek Station.