An official army family and MWR Site


The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) welcomes all Soldiers - all ranks and ages - as well as authorized Family and MWR patrons, including civilians. BOSS members participate in activities such as trips and community events They also receive discounts and free passes to shows and sporting events. BOSS menbers are also well-known in the community, on post and off, for the many hours they devote to volunteering.

3 Pilars of BOSS

  • Quality of Life/Well Being: This includes issues that influence the morale, living environment or growth and development of Soldiers. Examples include problems in living quarters, parking, PX/commissary issues and concerns about utilities, such as telephone or cable service.

  • Community Service: Activities are planned with on- and off-post agencies. Many programs ask BOSS to provide volunteer support for their projects, which have proven to be worthwhile for everyone involved. Soldiers acknowledge that volunteering makes a noticeable difference in their lives and the lives of others. All community service projects provide the opportunity to increase awareness about the BOSS program while demonstrating the outstanding character of BOSS Soldiers.

  • Recreation and Leisure: Ideas for trips and events are planned and supported by BOSS Soldiers and are coordinated through the BOSS advisor and president. They must receive military and civilian chain of command approval. Money raised through BOSS fundraisers often helps to offset expenses associated with the activity.


Helpful documents for BOSS

AR25-50, Preparing and Managing Correspondence

AR215-1, MWR Activities and NAF Instrumentalities

DA Circular 608-06-1, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program

DA Form 4713, Army Community Service (ACS) Volunteer Daily Time Record

Volunteer Management Info Sytem

AR 210-50, Housing Management

AR 608-47, Army Family Action Plan

DA Form 4162, Army Community Service (ACS) Volunteer Service Record

DA Form 7380, Installation Quality of Life Issue