Skynet begins a 2-month long rash of increasingly brutal killings, utilizing vehicles built in automated factories to cause horrific accidents.
The Connors identify the signs of Skynet's attack as the harbinger of the coming apocalypse. They deliver a final warning to all who may listen to flee to the wilderness and prepare for the attack.
En-masse uprisings of machines created in automated factories and systems under Skynet's control herd humans into cities for easier targeting.
Defense Computers deliver initial nuclear strikes worldwide from the limited post-cold war arsenals.
Full scale production of Terminators and HKs begin as automated factories are retrofitted
Luddite sympathizers infiltrating and operating under the guise of the Army and National Guard begin herding survivors into concentration camps for orderly extermination with controlled viral outbreaks.
Sarah Connor convinces Captain Thaddeus Chu to join the Resistance with his ship, the Ohio Class Nuclear Submarine USS Roosevelt and crew, including 100 Navy SEALS.
Dennis Reese marries Mary Shea, Kyle Reese is born later that year.
John Connor (age 21) identifies Dennis Reese (age 25), commander of the Ozark Redoubt as his grandfather when reviewing reports from resistance cells.
Kyle Reese (age 7) and Mary Shea are captured by Luddite Patrol A-36 under the command of Sam MarshallAS-783490 and delivered to a Death camp to serve as slaves.
John Connor and Dennis Reese lead an assault against the Luddite extermination camp where Mary Shea and Kyle Reese are being held.
Kyle Reese (age 10) watches both his parents killed by a terminator during the assault on the camp. John Connor comes to him out of the smoke and says Come with me if you want to live.