News: BOSS holds bash at Biggs Park
Story by Sgt. Robert Golden
FORT BLISS, Texas – The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program here hosted their annual bash at Biggs Park, Friday.
The event, held during work hours, gave Soldiers a break from work and let them celebrate their accomplishments from the previous year.
“It’s good to get a day off from work to relax and have fun,” said Pfc. Dustin Bennett, supply clerk, 212th Fires Brigade. “BOSS is a good program, so you don’t have to worry about just work and stressing all of the time.”
The event opened at 9 a.m. with an award presentation to recognize some of the BOSS representatives for their service to the program and their fellow Soldiers.
Spc. Kenny Carter, Sgt. Steven Morse and Spc. Harrison Nichols, the executive council for the BOSS program on post, were recognized for their outstanding dedication to the BOSS program and for volunteering in the Fort Bliss and El Paso communities.
Spc. Gregory Anderson was announced as the official vice-president of the BOSS program here and was recognized for dedication while continually organizing events and working behind the scenes to keep the program running smooth.
In addition to the ceremony, attendees could participate in basketball, flag football and paintball competitions or try out the free carnival rides, like the zip line and electric bull.
A featured DJ provided musical entertainment for the Soldiers while Fuddruckers served complimentary burgers and brisket.
BOSS supports the overall quality of life for single Soldiers with activities nearly every week, including trips and various discounts and free passes to shows and sporting events. The program also coordinates with local agencies for volunteer opportunities in the community.
“BOSS wasn’t around when I came in the Army 28 years ago, but it is something that has grown over time and gives single Soldiers a way to get together and experience different activities in the community,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Mendoza, senior enlisted advisor for U.S. Army Garrison Command, here.
To find out more about the Fort Bliss BOSS program and their future events, updates or giveaways, go to www.facebook.com/teamblissboss or twitter.com/teamblissboss.