- Quality of Life
- Community Service
- Recreation and Leisure
- Coordinate and participate in community services projects
- Organize recreation and leisure activities
- Actively support the quality of life needs of single Soldiers
- Income-generating activities
- Event support
- BOSS Meetings
Katterbach BOSS meets every third Thursday of the month at the Von Steuben on Bismarck Kaserne.
- BOSS Videos
- Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who can participate in BOSS events?
All single Soldiers/geographical bachelors can participate in BOSS events. In addition we open our events up to the rest of the demographic (married Soldiers/DOD civilian) if any extra slots are available.
2. How can I sign up for an event?
Sign-ups for BOSS events are done through the Ansbach BOSS committee.
3. How can I sign up to volunteer?
Sign-ups for any BOSS volunteer events are done through the Ansbach BOSS committee.
4. How can I become a BOSS representative?
To be eligible to be a BOSS representative you must be a single Soldier or geographical bachelor. Upon eligibility, you must be recommended approved by your chain of command.
5. Can I get credit for my BOSS volunteer service?
BOSS Soldiers receive credit for their volunteer services in two ways. The first way is through VMIS on the website My Army One Source. This is a data base website that tracks volunteer hours. Once a Soldier has reached either 500 hours or three years of volunteer service, they are then eligible for a Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal which is worth promotion points.
Also, in support of the Performance Triad initiative, Soldiers have been issued a P3 incentive punch card. The punch card innovation is part of the 12th CAB Functional Fitness Initiative and performance Triad P3 program. It is aimed to instill healthy physical fitness habits and knowledge in Soldiers and Families within the Ansbach Community. The single Soldier punch card is comprised of 100 slots. As soon as the Soldier accomplishes the goal of the BOSS activity the facility personnel will punch the number of slots equating to the accomplished activity. Once the Soldier received 100 punches he or she is awarded a three day weekend upon the unit's discretion.
6. Who can attend BOSS meetings?
The main audience for the BOSS meetings are the BOSS representatives, however, everyone is welcomed.
7. How can I find out who is the BOSS program manager at my installation?
While in processing, everyone who newly arrives in Katterbach receives a brief by all program managers to include BOSS. During the BOSS brief, the newly arrived Soldier receives information on who serves on their installation BOSS committee and what BOSS has to offer.
8. What kind of activities and events is offered through BOSS?
BOSS offers activities to support the three pillars; Recreation and Leisure, Community Service and Quality of Life. In addition, BOSS offers a lot of life skill classes and activities to support the Soldier for Life concept.
9. How do I become a part of BOSS?
All single Soldiers and geographical bachelors are welcomed to participate in all BOSS events. You can contact your BOSS committee to sign up for any trips, activities and volunteer events.
10. Where are BOSS meetings held?
The meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at the BOSS Center in the Von Steuben Community Center on Bismarck Kaserne at 9 a.m.
The Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers (BOSS) program represents the voice of the single servicemember. If you're a single servicemember, BOSS members advocate for you by advancing quality of life issues on the installation, and in the barracks, to senior leaders on post and throughout the Army. "Let Your Voice Be Heard"
The BOSS program is based on three program pillars:
As a member of BOSS, you have a voice in how you live, how you spend your leisure time and how you support the community around you. BOSS Soldiers:
Want to get involved in the community and don't know how? Join BOSS on one of our many volunteer outings or opportunities.
Examples of program participation:
Garrison BOSS programs are managed by a Senior Enlisted Advisor, MWR Advisor and BOSS President. BOSS serves the Single Soldier Community - active, guard and reserve - and single parents, geographical bachelors, and other branches of service and Foreign Service Members.
BOSS membership and the program's available leadership and project management roles enhance your promotion packets. Learn more about BOSS and how to become a member at www.boss.armymwr.com.