Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) and Single Marine Programs have a variety of upcoming events for Soldiers and Marines looking to make the most of the fall season.

BOSS will host its annual Soldiers Appreciation Day event Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the community center (Building 405) ball room on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. The celebration will feature free food, games and door prizes. Those interested should call 703-696-3471.

Soldiers are also invited to join BOSS for the annual Army-Navy Blood Donor Challenge, organized by the Armed Services Blood Program. In order to help determine whether the Army or Navy gets bragging rights this year, Soldiers interested in participating should sign up on with the code "FTMYER." The blood drive is open to Marines as well, and will be held at the Fort Myer Fitness Center Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Single Marine Program also has a wealth of events in the coming months. Established to improve quality of life for single Marines, the program focuses on boosting the morale and well-being of single Marines by involving them in planning and organizing activities, according to the JBM-HH SMP website.

SMP will host a Halloween party at 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Kickback. The event will feature pumpkin carving, caramel apples and a costume contest, among other attractions.

Marines with a penchant for jousting can sign up for a trip to Medieval Times in Hanover, Maryland, on Nov. 13. The $45 fee includes transportation to the venue and admission to the show, which includes dinner. Those interested must register by Nov. 4.

Marines are also welcome to celebrate Thanksgiving with a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 18 in Building 28 on the Henderson Hall portion of the joint base.

The Thanksgiving festivities will continue with the SMP Turkey Bowl flag football tournament at 8 a.m. on Nov. 20 at the Fort McNair Football Field. Rosters are limited to 10 people and must be turned into the SMP Coordinator by 5 p.m. Nov. 13. SMP will accept only the first 10 rosters turned in, according to the website. The tournament will feature six-on-six flag football for all DoD ID card holders ages 18 and up. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

For more information about SMP, contact the SMP Coordinator Office at 703-696-0033 or email

For more information about BOSS, check the program's Facebook page at