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February Calendar

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Better Opportunities for Single Service Members is a program that supports the overall quality of life for single Service members. The BOSS program is based on three program pillars:

  • Quality of life.
  • Community service.
  • Recreation and leisure.

The BOSS executive team is made up of four individuals from various backgrounds who contribute different ideas and social experiences. The JBLM BOSS Team is overseen by the the MWR Advisor, the Joint Base Sergeant Major and the Joint Base Senior Enlisted Advisor.
Each unit assigns a BOSS rep to represent the voice of their Service members. Unit BOSS reps are responsible for ensuring their Service members are well-informed about upcoming events and quality-of-life issues. 

Installation BOSS Meetings

Installation BOSS meetings are held the third Thursday of every month from 2-3 p.m., at the Stone Education Center. These meetings serve as a forum for the unit, squadron, battalion and brigade BOSS reps to voice the opinion of their Service members, obtain valuable information on upcoming events and receive materials such as event fliers, calendars and magazines. 

Get Involved with BOSS

Help make JBLM a better place to live and work with BOSS.

As a member of BOSS, you have a voice in how you live, how you spend your leisure time and how you support the community around you. BOSS single Service members can coordinate and participate in community service projects, organize recreation and leisure activities and actively support the quality of life needs of single Service members.

If you're interested in getting involved with the BOSS Team, ask your unit rep or stop by the BOSS Office located inside the Warrior Zone. Getting involved with BOSS through fundraisers, event setup/teardown/participation, community projects and more could enhance your promotion packets. A popular option each fall is the Theatrical Nightmare Haunted House, "A Walk in the Dark."

Download the application formVolunteer Management Information

 
History of BOSS

The BOSS program originated in 1989 (as Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers) to respond to the recreational needs of single Soldiers aged 18-25 who make up 35% of the Army. As the program was implemented throughout the Army, it became evident that quality of life was the primary concern to single Soldiers. In 1991, the Chief of Staff of the Army officially expanded BOSS to include all aspects of Soldiers’ lives. Some BOSS members then began to express an interest in participating in community service projects which was added as a component of the program. In 2010, Fort Lewis and McChord Field merged to become Joint Base Lewis-McChord. An aspect of this merger was to encourage airmen to participate in the BOSS program, and thus BOSS was rechristened as Better Opportunities for Single Service members. 

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Feb 25 2:30 pm
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Feb 26

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Feb 27 12:30 pm - 3 pm
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Feb 27 12:30 pm - 3 pm
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Trivia Night

Feb 28 7 pm - 9 pm
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Thursday Pool Tournaments

Feb 29 7 pm
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Friday Night Fighting Games

Mar 1 7 pm
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Pokemon Gaming Club

Mar 2 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Rock N' Glow Bowling

Mar 2 4 pm - 9 pm
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Anime Night

Mar 2 7 pm - 11:30 pm
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PlayStation VR gaming

Mar 3 10 am - 9 pm
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Pizza & Bowling

Mar 3 12 pm - 6 pm
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Alpine Climbing Course

Do you want a climb of a lifetime or a lifetime of climbing?

Mar 7
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Movie Nights

Mar 8 5 pm - 10 pm
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Movie Trivia Night

Mar 13 7 pm - 9 pm
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Shamrock Shop & Run

Join us for a flea market and the Shamrock Run!

Mar 16
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Pokémon Gaming Club

Mar 16 10:30 am - 12 pm
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Eagle's Pride Bird Walk

Mar 21 8 am - 12 pm
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Movie Nights

Mar 22 5 pm - 10 pm
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DONSA hours

Mar 29
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Sporting Clays

Mar 30
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Ten-Miler

Take part in the Ten-Miler/ATM Qualifier!

Mar 30 8 am