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BOSS: Pool party fine finish for end of summer

Email   Print   Share By Pfc. Amy M. Lane, 4th Sust. Bde. Public Affairs
September 9, 2010 | Leisure
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Specialist Lucy Henry, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, performs a hula dance for Soldiers at the BOSS luau Aug. 26 at Fort Hood. The luau was the final BOSS pool party of the summer. Pfc. Amy M. Lane, 4th Sust. Bde. Public Affairs
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Private 1st Class James Schlemmer, 565th Quartermaster Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), is thrown into the pool by his friends at the BOSS end-of-summer luau Aug. 26 at Fort Hood. Pfc. Amy M. Lane, 4th Sust. Bde. Public Affairs
Fort Hood’s single Soldiers came together for one final pool party of the summer Aug. 26 at the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) pool.

The party, a luau offered by the Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program, featured hula dancers, fire-knife dancers and a limbo contest as the weekly “Thursday Get-Away” for the troops.

“It’s been a couple of years since I’ve (done the) limbo,” Spc. Ryan Konewko, the Fort Hood BOSS president, said. “But I’m going to rock the house.”

Konewko said he expected about 100 people at the event, which was catered by Pluckers.

Some Soldiers relaxed in the sun, some stayed in the shade and all seemed to enjoy the pool, where they swam and played with beach balls. Several people were unexpectedly thrown into the pool by their friends.

The hula dancers were a popular form of entertainment at the party and after they performed they pulled guests from the crowd to learn how to hula dance.

This was the second pool party offered by BOSS this summer. The previous one was at the 1st Cavalry Division’s pool.

“BOSS is always looking to be a voice for the single Soldiers,” Konewko said.

“We’re here to arrange these fun types of events, but we’re also able to voice any issues or problems,” he added.
 
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