This storyline has several references to the opening sequence of Raiders of The Lost Ark, including the "Forrestal" name drop, and the indigenous tribe of "Hovitos." 

Yes. The downed pilot the AT Commander rescued years earlier is Wild Bill. 

So much narration. Rookie mistake. Always let the images do the narrative heavy lifting. 

 

This bunker complex is modeled after the one Dr. Venom would later use and nearly perish in.

 

Also, who wears a tie in the jungle?