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Per MCO 5100.29B and MCIEASTO 5100.2A (w/CH1), Operational Pauses (OpPause) and Back in the Saddle (BITS) events are required to be held at least semiannually.  OpPauses/BITS provide a break from operations and are used to conduct safety training, review procedures, assess the command's safety posture, and any other topics of interest as dictated by the Commanding General.


Dates for Fall 2020 Operational Pause not yet published


For safety and health tools for your BITS training, visit the following pages listed on the right side of this page

  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Traffic
  • Motorcycles
  • Recreation / Off-Duty Safety
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Radiation Safety