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Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers


The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program is a Morale, Welfare, and Recreation program for Single Soldiers. The BOSS Council organizes and conducts activities that include trips to the beach, community service projects, and off-post entertainment.

Meetings are held monthly at Tropics Recreation Center on Schofield Barracks. The BOSS program also participates in installation special events as well as local community happenings such as the Survivor Family Access events and Make A Difference Day.

Fore more information, please visit Boss's social media:


Instagram @hawaiibossprogram 

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BOSS Mission

Mission Statement:

  • To support the overall quality of life (QOL) for single and unaccompanied Soldiers
  • Encourages and assists Soldiers in identifying, planning, organizing and conducting leisure and recreational activities of their preference
  • Provides an opportunity for Soldiers to participate in and contribute to local communities
  • Identifies issues and provides mechanism to recommend improvements through Chain of Command
The Three Pillars of BOSS

I. Leisure and Recreation

This pillar focuses on meeting Soldiers’ leisure and recreational needs. As such, suggestions and ideas are solicited from the single Soldiers' representatives of Fort Drum at our monthly meetings. These events are coordinated with BOSS, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Outdoor Recreation, and many outside organizations. Leisure and Recreational activities are designed to provide alternative, opportunities on/ off post for Soldiers to get out of the barracks.

II. Community Service

BOSS helps to promote Soldiers' participation in many community service activities at Fort Drum and in the surrounding communities. It provides a Soldier the chance to meet new people and grow as individuals. Soldiers are exposed to new people, ideas and learn new skills. Volunteering is good as it gives Soldiers a sense of involvement and achievement, beyond their day to day activities.

III. Quality of Life

This third pillar of BOSS targets enhancing single Soldiers’ morale, living environment, and personal growth and development. Depending on the issue at hand, it will be handled by the Soldiers’ chain of command. However, the yearly Fort Drum BOSS Conference has developed sessions where Soldier issues can be brought forward and solved. The Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) plays an important role in the betterment of the quality of life for Army personnel. Issues and ideas are always accepted and reviewed through the Army Community Service AFAP program. To submit an issue fill out DA Form 7380 and turn in to one of the BOSS facilities.

BOSS Coordinators

Calling all Single Soldiers! Come and meet your Installation BOSS Hawaii Coordinators located at the BOSS Office.

Please contact Tropics BOSS Office at 808-655-1130

BOSS Senior Advisor - CSM Derek Wise

BOSS Advisor - Melania Silva

BOSS President - SGT Xavian Banks

BOSS Staff Member - SFC Alicia Hughley

BOSS Upcoming Events

Contact the BOSS Office or your Unit Representative. Also, check the BOSS Bulletin Board at the Schofield Barracks PX for information on upcoming events.

BOSS February 2023 Calendar

BOSS 2023 Snorkeling schedule.

BOSS 2023 Beach Clean Up schedule.

BOSS 2023 Sunrise Hikes schedule.

BOSS 2023 Sunrise Yoga schedule.

BOSS 2023 Volleyball schedule.

BOSS Volunteers

Want to get involved in the community? Join BOSS on one of our many volunteer outings. We work with many groups in the local community, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Honolulu, Bowl Games of Hawaii, and the PGA. We also volunteer for organizations that are exclusive to our Army family, such as the Exceptional Family Member Program and Army Community Services. Volunteers are needed today, so call the BOSS Office for more details or send us an email (use the "email us" link at the top of this page.)

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