Guests and participants will get better customer service at
special events held at Fort McCoy in the upcoming weeks because of
support offered by the installation's Better Opportunities for Single
Soldiers (BOSS) program.
Mike Napsey, Fort McCoy BOSS program adviser, said some of the
events BOSS will help support include the BOSS Community Garden Plots,
the Health and Wellness Fair May 14, the U.S. Army Soldier Show June
15, and the Army Concert Tour performance Aug. 9.
The Fort McCoy Patriot Warrior Riders Program, which is a BOSS
core program, also will participate in a number of events including
the Health and Wellness Fair, a Safety Day event May 22 and several
"The Fort McCoy BOSS program enhances Soldier well-being by
identifying quality-of-life issues."
M. Kevin Dubois,
Garrison Command Sergeant Major
BOSS Community Garden Plots are rented during the summer
growing season to help personnel who don't have access to their own
garden areas grow their own crops, such as vegetables, herbs, fruits,
etc., Napsey said.
BOSS members support a variety of other events throughout the
summer months, including the Health and Wellness Fair, the U.S. Army
Soldier Show and the Army Concert Tour by selling beverages and snacks
during the activities. Napsey said the profits are used to support
The Patriot Warrior Riders program extends its membership to
all personnel in the Fort McCoy community who wish to ride motorcycles
on Fort McCoy.
Personnel riding motorcycles on the installation must attend
and graduate from a certified motorcycle safety course, such as the
National Motorcycle Foundation Safety Course.
The program also pairs a more-experienced rider with a
less-experienced rider to serve as a mentor to teach and reinforce
"The Fort McCoy BOSS program enhances Soldier well-being
by identifying quality-of-life issues," said Garrison Command
Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. M. Kevin Dubois. "BOSS also is a
great way to meet other Soldiers while supporting the community of
For more information about the Patriot Warrior Riders program,
contact Dubois at (608) 388-3605.
The BOSS program always welcomes interested personnel to join
its programs, meet and work with other people with similar backgrounds
and provide service to personnel in the Fort McCoy community, Napsey
For more information about BOSS, call Napsey at (608) 388-6588.