By Paula M. Fitzgerald/ParaglideMarch 12, 2010
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Fort Bragg branch of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers opened its new office located in the same building as the First Citizen's Bank near the North Post Exchange. A grand opening ceremony was held Feb. 23, to mark the occasion.
The office is in Building 8-6454 near the intersection of Souter Street and Butner Road.
"This is a great thing because now we are located somewhere that Soldiers can easily access," said Sgt. James Soto, Fort Bragg BOSS president. "We are right off of a bus stop and near the North Post PX and Randolph Point."
The BOSS mission is to support the overall quality of life for the more than 29,000 single and unaccompanied Soldiers, including single parents, on the installation.
The BOSS program supports the garrison chain of command by identifying quality of life issues and concerns by providing recommendations for improvement.
BOSS also assists single Soldiers in identifying and planning recreational and leisure activities that are offered in a safe and exciting environment. The program provides an opportunity for single Soldiers to participate and contribute to their respective communities and gives the individual a sense of responsibility and involvement.
Colonel Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg garrison commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan A. Muhammad, Fort Bragg garrison command sergeant major, were on hand for the building's grand opening.
"We are here today to celebrate a special event," Muhammad said. "You don't need a speech prepared to talk about BOSS because it is easy to talk about. Their mission starts with this building. With this space and location, there is an opportunity for BOSS to grow and develop to provide for our single Soldiers."
Soto said his office is planning some big events for the future, so he is appreciative that the garrison command has given BOSS a better location from which to operate.
Fort Bragg BOSS unit representatives attended the ceremony and also understood the importance of the new office space.
"Having this new building proves to the single Soldiers in the units that the command and the Army really do care about them," explained Staff Sgt. Hasting Newbill, a chaplain's assistant with 44th Medical Command. "Soldiers can get over here a little more easily and BOSS helps them enjoy the Army a little more."
For more information about Fort Bragg's BOSS Program, visit their Web site at www.fortbraggmwr.com/boss.php.