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BOSS

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The Better Opportunities for Single Service Members (BOSS) program represents the voice of the single Service member. If you're a single Service member, BOSS members advocate for you by advancing quality of life issues on the installation, and in the barracks, to senior leaders on post and throughout the Army.  "Let Your Voice Be Heard"

The BOSS program is based on three program pillars:

  • Quality of Life
  • Community Service
  • Recreation and Leisure

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:

  • Coordinate and participate in community service projects
  • Organize recreation and leisure activities
  • Actively support the quality of life needs of single Service members

BOSS Volunteers

Want to get involved in the community and don't know how? Join BOSS on one of our many volunteer outings or opportunities.

Examples of program participation:

  • Fundraisers
  • Event setup and breakdown
  • Event station support
  • Community projects

Garrison BOSS programs are managed by a Senior Enlisted Advisor, MWR Advisor and BOSS President. BOSS serves the Single Service member Community - active, guard and reserve - and single parents, geographical bachelors, all US Military Service Branches and Foreign Service Members assigned to the Installation.

BOSS membership and the program's available leadership and project management roles enhance your promotion packets. Learn more about BOSS and how to become a member.

Discover all of the great way BOSS is involved in the community! Find photos and updates by visiting the Fort Wainwright BOSS Facebook page.

Expand Your Career: Join the B.O.S.S. Team

The USAG Alaska Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers (B.O.S.S.) Program is always searching for members to join its team.

Are you a self-motivated, organized, community-driven person? Then we'd love for you apply! Please contact the B.O.S.S. office for more information.

 

Positions within the USAG Alaska Better Opportunity for Single Soldier Program:

President (Full-time): The face of the B.O.S.S. program, the President is charged with the organization, maintenance, and execution of the entire B.O.S.S. program. Must be comfortable speaking publicly and to high ranking military officials. Must be proficient in the use of technology, Microsoft Office applications, and be willing to speak on camera. Multi-tasking is essential as is the basic understanding of budgeting and finance. The President is always busy creating new programs, events, and activities for the Soldiers of Fort Wainwright. Any applicant must be enthusiastic and willing to work hard. All duties of the B.O.S.S. program are the responsibility of the BOSS President, but tasks can be delegated. Will represent the B.O.S.S. program as various installation meeting, to include the Physical Health Working Group, Volunteer Counsel, other Commander Meetings, on social media, and on the news (it happens).

Vice President (Full-time): B.O.S.S. Volunteer coordinator, assists in all day-to-day activities of the B.O.S.S. office, organize and manage volunteer events, organize and manage all B.O.S.S. events, assist the B.O.S.S. President in the management of the B.O.S.S. program and all it entails. Will represent the B.O.S.S. program as various installation meeting, to include the Physical Health Working Group, Volunteer Counsel, and other Commander Meetings. Must be proficient in the use of technology, Microsoft Office applications, and be willing to speak publicly and on camera. Can sit on chairs of sub-committees, is a member of the Executive B.O.S.S. Counsel, and will fill in for the President in his/her absence. Other duties as assigned by the President.

Administrative Assistant (Part-time/volunteer): Take notes during meetings, create the B.O.S.S. Meeting Agenda, track meeting attendance, create the B.O.S.S. Meeting Minuets, ensure organization, and is a member of the Executive B.O.S.S. Counsel. Will fill in for the President in his/her absence. Other duties as assigned by the President.

Treasurer (Part-Time/volunteer): Maintain the B.O.S.S. budget, track spending, track monthly variances, control the flow of B.O.S.S. funds. Is a member of the Executive BOSS Counsel and will fill in for the President in his/her absence. Other duties as assigned by the President.

 

All persons applying must have at least one year left on station at the time of acceptance for the position and be considered BOSS eligible (Single, Single with Dependents, Geo-Bachelor).

Getting Involved with BOSS

Bi-Monthly Meetings
Guided by Garrison Command Sergeant Major and the Family and MWR Advisor, a committe of Soldiers develops and operates BOSS activities. Meetings are held at the Warrior Zone at 1:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Anyone is invited to attend; you do not have to be a BOSS eligible Service member to participate in the meetings.

View the upcoming B.O.S.S. Meeting Agenda as well as past and current Meeting Slide Shows.
***Please note the link above is directed to a google drive with read-only documents, and will not work on government computers.

Get Involved
In addition to goals prescribed by the BOSS program, we are currently focusing on raising the awareness of BOSS programs, as well as increasing the participation of Service Members who are returning home from deployments and those who are getting ready to deploy, as well as those who stay on home front. Please contact the BOSS committee at the number above if you have any comments or suggestions. For any other general inquires, contact BOSS.

Volunteer Opportunities
Discover how you can volunteer your time and efforts with BOSS.

Download the opportunity list.
July 2019 Volunteer Flyer 11x17.pdf

SADD (Soldiers Against Drunk Driving)

For a free, anonymous ride home or to volunteer, call +1 (907)353-4145

Soldiers Against Drunk Driving (SADD) is a volunteer based program that promotes sound judgment by providing an additional alternative to eliminating DUI’s amongst our ranks. SADD’s mission is a no-questions asked platform where volunteer designated drivers are on call between 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. Friday-Saturday and holiday weekends, with last call at 3 a.m. SADD volunteers don’t wear a formal uniform to ensure maximum comfort for inebriated Service members. The program is completely confidential, no information of any patrons is collected or sent to chain of command. We exercise anonymity when you utilize our program.

Our program is free of charge to use for anyone on Fort Wainwright, and no information is collected and sent to anyone’s chain of command. The SADD vans will pick up Service members and/or their spouse provided they have a valid military identification card within the normal operating hours. We will not shuttle you to another bar, drive thrus, or any other location. Our goal is ensure your safe return from off/on-post establishments to your living quarters, regardless if you have on-post housing or off-post housing. For more information contact the SADD Coordinator at the number above.

  • S.A.D.D. (Soldiers Against Drunk Driving)
  • Hours:
    Operations may be affected by COVID-19. Reference COVID-19 Health Watch on our homepage for information.
    Monday
    Closed
    Tuesday
    Closed
    Wednesday
    Closed
    Thursday
    Closed
    Friday
    11:00pm-4:00am
    Saturday
    11:00pm-4:00am
    Sunday
    Closed
    Training Holidays
    11:00pm-4:00am
    Federal Holidays
    11:00pm-4:00am
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B.O.S.S. Installation Meeting

Open to all, B.O.S.S. meetings are an incredible resource to find out what is going on in the live's of Single Soldiers.

Sep 17 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Resume Writing Training Class

Create a new resume or spruce up your current resume!

Sep 21 12 pm - 1:30 pm
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B.O.S.S. Clearwater Fishing Trip

Fish in one of the clearest rivers in Interior Alaska!

Sep 27 8 am - 5 pm
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B.O.S.S. Installation Meeting

Open to all, B.O.S.S. meetings are an incredible resource to find out what is going on in the live's of Single Soldiers.

Oct 1 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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B.O.S.S.Hatchet Throwing

Join B.O.S.S. and ODR for Hatchet Throwing!

Oct 3 1 pm - 3 pm

B.O.S.S. Paintball

Come out for an exciting game of paintball!

Oct 9 9 am - 5 pm
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B.O.S.S. Fat Tire Biking

Join us at Creamer's Field for an exciting biking trip!

Oct 13 6 pm
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B.O.S.S. Installation Meeting

Open to all, B.O.S.S. meetings are an incredible resource to find out what is going on in the live's of Single Soldiers.

Oct 15 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm