Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. – Better Opportunities for Single Service Members (BOSS) will host JBLM’s annual Single Service Member Day, July 14, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Memorial and Cowan stadiums on JBLM Lewis Main.
Single Service Member Day is an annual event designed specifically for single troops and for JBLM to express its appreciation and thank them for their service and their important role as part of the JBLM community.
The event includes visits and demonstrations by street bike performer Aaron Colton and performing artist/ VH1 “Love & Hip Hop” star Somaya Reece. Other activities and entertainment throughout the day will include rock-wall climbing, human bowling, big time boxing, tug-of-war, and more.
JBLM’s single service members are a unique community of comrades-at-arms – many living far from families and the communities they grew up in, and some living away from home for the first time.
“Better Opportunities for Single Service Members” (known on base by its acronym BOSS) is a JBLM Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation activity that hosts social events and activities, organizes volunteer opportunities, and advocates for the unique needs of single Soldiers & Airmen with JBLM leaders.
BOSS’ operations are run by a board of enlisted service members selected by its members. The installation Command Sergeant Major serves as an advisor to the program.
BOSS used to be called Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers – but at JBLM, “Soldiers” was recently changed to “Service Members” to reflect the multi-service nature of the base.
One recent BOSS activity partnered more than 80 volunteer Soldiers and Airmen with other community organizations and Junior ROTC cadets to hand-wash 1,800 headstones at the Soldiers Home cemetery in Orting and prepare it for Memorial Day.