At Fort Benning, BOSS means Better Opportunities for all Soldiers
Though Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers was founded in 1989 for the benefit of the more than half of all US Soldiers who are single, these days the program welcomes all Soldiers – all ranks and ages – as well as authorized MWR patrons, including civilians. BOSS members participate in a number of exciting activities, including trips, and they benefit from various discounts and free passes to shows and sporting events. Of course, they’re well known in the community, on post and off, for the many hours they devote to volunteering.
Components of BOSS
- Quality of Life/Well Being: This includes issues that influence the morale, living environment or growth and development of Soldiers. Examples include problems in living quarters, parking, PX/commissary issues and concerns about utilities, such as telephone or cable service.
- Community Service: Activities are planned with on- and off-post agencies. Many programs ask us to provide volunteer support for their projects, which have proven to be worthwhile for everyone involved. Soldiers acknowledge that volunteering makes a noticeable difference in their lives and the lives of others. All community service projects provide the opportunity to increase awareness about the BOSS program while demonstrating the outstanding character of BOSS Soldiers.
- Recreation and Leisure: Ideas for trips and events are planned and supported by BOSS Soldiers and coordinated through the BOSS advisor and president. They must receive military and civilian chain of command approval. Money raised through BOSS fundraisers often pays for a portion of expenses associated with the activity.
Frequently Asked Questions
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|Family and MWR BOSS Advisor|