- BOSS Mission
- To support the overall quality of life (QOL) for single and unaccompanied Soldiers
- Encourages and assists Soldiers in identifying, planning, organizing and conducting leisure and recreational activities of their preference
- Provides an opportunity for Soldiers to participate in and contribute to local communities
- Identifies issues and provides mechanism to recommend improvements through Chain of Command
- The Three Pillars of BOSS
I. Leisure and Recreation
This pillar focuses on meeting Soldiers’ leisure and recreational needs. As such, suggestions and ideas are solicited from the single Soldiers' representatives of Fort Drum at our monthly meetings. These events are coordinated with BOSS, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Outdoor Recreation, and many outside organizations. Leisure and Recreational activities are designed to provide alternative, opportunities on/ off post for Soldiers to get out of the barracks.
II. Community Service
BOSS helps to promote Soldiers' participation in many community service activities at Fort Drum and in the surrounding communities. It provides a Soldier the chance to meet new people and grow as individuals. Soldiers are exposed to new people, ideas and learn new skills. Volunteering is good as it gives Soldiers a sense of involvement and achievement, beyond their day to day activities.
III. Quality of Life
This third pillar of BOSS targets enhancing single Soldiers’ morale, living environment, and personal growth and development. Depending on the issue at hand, it will be handled by the Soldiers’ chain of command. However, the yearly Fort Drum BOSS Conference has developed sessions where Soldier issues can be brought forward and solved. The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) plays an important role in the betterment of the quality of life for Army personnel. Issues and ideas are always accepted and reviewed through the Army Community Service AFAP program. To submit an issue fill out DA Form 7380 and turn in to one of the BOSS facilities.
BOSS Meetings are held at 3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the BOSS Center. These meetings are open to all BOSS representatives and single Soldiers. Come find out what is happening at Fort Drum and learn how to get involved.
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) is a Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation program for single Soldiers. This program is Soldier-driven, with a foundation in giving single service members an avenue to surface issues and recommend policy changes that will enhance the overall quality of life, to participate in recreation and leisure activities of their choice, and to contribute to and participate in their local communities. This program provides an opportunity to assist in the development of single Soldiers and leaders.
The BOSS Council organizes and conducts activities for single Soldiers. These activities include trips to the beach, 5K runs, gaming tournaments, car shows, white water rafting, trips to off-post entertainment venues, and activities/parties in the BOSS Center. The BOSS facility boasts big screen televisions, gaming systems, free Wi-Fi, a pool table, ping pong, and a new movie theater.
Fort Drum BOSS is open to all single Soldiers, to include single parents and geographical bachelors, National Guard and Reservists on active duty status for more than 30 days. We welcome all ranks: enlisted and officers. While single Soldiers take priority, married Soldiers are welcome to participate as well.