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BOSS celebrates 20 years;
McCoy personnel attend conference
The Armywide Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Training
Forum was held at the National Conference Center at Lansdowne, Va.
BOSS celebrated its 20th anniversary with the Commander of Family and
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC) cutting a cake to start
off the forum and set the tone.
Among the highlights was the introduction of the new BOSS logo.
The Department of the Army has selected BOSS as the medium to promote
“I. A.M. STRONG,” which is the program to “Prevent Sexual Assault and
Harassment.” BOSS programs, throughout the year, hold events to
distribute information on the program to Soldiers. In addition to the I.
A.M. STRONG program, the Fort McCoy BOSS program will concentrate on
supporting the three pillars of BOSS: Quality of Life, Community
Service, and Recreation and Leisure events.
The program also got some good ideas from the forum, such as
volunteering at a local Veterans Affairs Medical Center along with
various types of recreation and leisure events for Soldiers.
The forum hosted breakout sessions that covered topics such as, “Army
Safety;” “So You Think you Can Lead;” “Adding Creativity and Innovation
to your Events;” “Why be Ordinary When You Can Be Remarkable;” “How to
Motivate your Team;” “An Unplugged Session with the Dating Doctor;” “Got
Issues? Let’s talk AFAP (Army Family Action Plan);” to name a few. More
than 200 senior military advisers, BOSS presidents and MWR BOSS advisers
attended the live forum.
The forum provided a host of guest speakers to include Sgt. Maj. of the
Army Kenneth Preston. Other guest speakers included, Lt. Gen. Robert
Wilson, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and
Commanding General of the US Army Installation Management Command,
located at the Pentagon; Brig. Gen. Al Aycock, Deputy Commanding General
of U.S. Army Installation Management Command; and Brig. Gen. Reuben D.
Jones, Commanding General of the FMWRC.
Part of the forum was the competition that each BOSS Program competed
in: Best Installation/Best Event, Static Display/Continuity Book and
Best BOSS Photo Contest, which each installation competed in their
respective installation size category.
The forum allowed each BOSS organization to interact with their
counterparts from around the world to see what kind of things they were
doing to help the Soldiers’ quality of life, community services and
recreational and leisure.
For more information about the BOSS program in the Fort McCoy community,
(Submitted by Fort McCoy Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers