By Pfc. Jamal Walker IMCOM KOREAMarch 11, 2009
CAMP STANLEY - Warrior Country representatives from Better Opportunity for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers met March 6 for their quarterly meeting to talk about coming BOSS events within Area I at the Community Activities Center here.
The meeting featured a variety of representatives from the Army and Air Forces Exchange Services, Army Community Services, and Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
"We received good training from AAFES and FMWR personnel, which advised us on coming events and the ways we can improve the area's coordination with those local programs," said Staff Sgt. Adam Madson, USAG-RC BOSS representative.
How can BOSS receive more funds to make each event better than the last one' That was one of the main questions Shaun Ally, Installation Management Command Korea program manager, asked during his briefing. Ally then challenged the representatives by suggesting BOSS should take over some of the FMWR events to reap profits for their organizations.
"This is a way for more Soldiers to get involved in these FMWR events," Ally said. The majority of the participants are from BOSS and it makes perfect sense for BOSS to earn the funding and make the program better for future events,"
The meeting provided feedback to service providers.
Ken Limtiaco, Area I AAFES general manager, asked what Soldiers thought of the taxi cab service within Area I which AAFES provides, as well as customer satisfaction levels for other AAFES services such as the Post Exchange, Shoppette, and Burger King.
Nate Greene, community activities manager, asked BOSS representatives what ideas they had for future tours FMWR could host. He went on to propose the same idea as Ally, saying that he would like to see BOSS sponsor a few tours and earn the funding associated with them.
The next meeting, a peninsula wide BOSS quarterly meeting, will take place in April. The Warrior Country BOSS program is the only area on the peninsula holding their own quarterly meetings to provide information for representatives to take to their units. This was the case for Cpl. Soo Sung Choi, USAG-RC BOSS representative.
"I have a better understanding of how BOSS works," Soo said. "Now, with the information I learned today, I can tell other Soldiers within my unit about the sports activities and other events for this month."