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June 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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Rock N' Glow Bowling

Jun 21 4 pm - 9 pm
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Friday Night Fighting Games

Jun 21 7 pm
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Dodgeball League Registration

Jun 22
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Pickleball League Registration

Jun 22
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White Water Rafting

Jun 22
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Dog Days of Summer

Barbeque with the entire family — including your four-legged best friend!

Jun 22 11 am - 2 pm
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2024 Rainier Cup

54-hole team competition over three courses

Jun 22 1:30 pm
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Anime Night

Jun 22 7 pm - 11:30 pm
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Aquaman & The Lost Kingdom

Come out for this free movie at the outdoor pool!

Jun 22 7 pm - 9 pm
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PlayStation VR gaming

Jun 23 10 am - 9 pm
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Pizza & Bowling

Jun 23 12 pm - 6 pm

Pizza & Bowling

Jun 23 12 pm - 6 pm
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Sounders

Jun 25 12:30 pm - 3 pm
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Sounders

Jun 25 12:30 pm - 3 pm
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Trivia Night

Jun 26 7 pm - 9 pm
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Thursday Pool Tournaments

Jun 27 7 pm
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FreedomFest

Celebrate Independence Day early with us! Open to the public!*

Jun 29 11 am
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UFC 303

Jun 29 5 pm - 8 pm
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Holiday Hours

Jul 4
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DONSA hours

Jul 5
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Pokemon Gaming Club

Jul 6 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Street Fighter 6 Tournament

Jul 6 2 pm - 4 pm