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BOSS providing support to benefit 
summer community activities

      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 meetings/motorcycle rides.


"The Fort McCoy BOSS program enhances Soldier well-being by identifying quality-of-life issues."

Command Sgt. Maj. 
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 BOSS programs.

      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 safe-riding techniques.

      "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 Fort McCoy."

      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 said.

      For more information about BOSS, call Napsey at (608) 388-6588.

 

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