By Mr Karl Weisel (IMCOM)June 10, 2011
WIESBADEN, Germany " Go to almost any event in the Wiesbaden military community and don’t be surprised if several young single Soldiers are on hand helping contribute to the success of the program. That’s because members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers have vowed to play a role in helping improve the quality of life in the garrison.
BOSS members recently took time out to enhance their team-building skills during a special session at the Rheinblick Golf Course.
“We wanted to get BOSS members together in a relaxed atmosphere where they could address concerns and new programs,” said Stevan Eclavia, BOSS program manager. “The team-building event gave them time to look at ways to better support the community and come up with new ideas.”
Besides enjoying golf lessons, lunch and the discussions, the seven members and two new recruits discussed how to improve the BOSS experience for all Soldiers, Eclavea said, adding that they are looking forward to the opening of the new Warrior Zone " “right behind U’R Place on Wiesbaden Army Airfield” " in late June or early July.
“We want to hold more programs to get Soldiers out of the barracks,” Eclavea said, “including speed dating, a block party and a cookout where we invite BOSS members from other garrisons to Wiesbaden.”
“All of this wouldn’t be possible without the great support of USAG Wiesbaden’s Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation program, Command Sgt. Maj. (Hector) Prince and the garrison,” Eclavea said.
BOSS members also helped support music makers of the Army Soldiers Show during a performance at Wiesbaden’s Taunus Theater May 20.
“Our BOSS members are spreading the I.M. Strong message whole-heartedly,” Eclavea said, pointing out that Wiesbaden’s BOSS took second place for their I.M. Strong video during an Army-wide competition. “BOSS members enjoy coming out to events like the Soldier Show to support the community, promote the I.M. Strong message and show that the Army is indeed strong.”
BOSS members will also be on hand June 30 at the exit gate of Wiesbaden Army Airfield to help discourage community members from drinking and driving " part of the BOSS Against Drunk Driving effort.
For more information about Wiesbaden’s BOSS program call mil 337-4269.