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BOSS: September filled with more events

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September 9, 2010 | Leisure
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Soldiers compete in the BOSS Call of Duty tournament Sept. 2, hosted by Pluckers in Killeen. Courtesy photo
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Get ready, because BOSS is about to reach right off this page and wake you up! With a little over a week down and three to go, September is fired up with Operation Rising Star, a Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 tournament and a trip to San Marcos to float down the Guadalupe River.

Operation Rising Star is essentially the Army’s version of the popular hit TV series, “American Idol.” Contestants compete in a series of elimination rounds, with the total number of people getting smaller and smaller as time goes by. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Phantom Warrior Center every Thursday this month. This event is being hosted Army-wide at almost every installation around the world. The first place winner will receive $500 for their ability to showcase their singing talents. After the first round last week, we still have more than 20 contestants left in the running. Your unit can win $300 just by showing up and supporting the event. The spirit award is a competition that takes place every week. The unit with the most support collectively during the whole competition will walk away with the prize.

Also taking place each Thursday this month, BOSS is partnering with the Pluckers restaurant in Killeen to host a Modern Warfare 2 tournament. There will be 36 four-member teams battling it out in an intense, chicken wing-filled, double-elimination tourney. Come down and you could win a prize, but you’ll definitely have fun, win or lose.

Now we’re sure you’ve heard about tubing the river in San Marcos or we wouldn’t be talking about it. We took the idea from the Soldiers and made it a reality. So get ready because on Sept. 18 we’re going to float the river and it’s only going to cost you $20. The price includes snacks and a tube for you. We’ll meet outside the Phantom Warrior Center at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 18, and it’s first-come, first-served, unless you call in advance and reserve a spot. Call Spc. Catherine Wilson, the BOSS secretary, at 287-6116.

I’m sure everyone has heard the rumors going around about an opening in the office. What you heard is official. We are looking for two highly motivated Soldiers to step up to the plate and bring a new perspective and game to the Fort Hood BOSS program. Since these are executive positions, previous experience with BOSS is mandatory. Give us a call or stop by for more information.

To find out more about any of our upcoming events, check out our website at

If you can’t find what you need there then don’t hesitate to give us a call at 287-6116 and we’ll help you out.

The BOSS program’s focus is on our single and unaccompanied Soldiers and servicemembers here on Fort Hood. We work hard to ensure that the quality of life while you’re here is the best it can be and we address any related issues as well.

Remember, it’s your life, your views, and our future with Fort Hood BOSS.
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