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BOSS: Rising stars, video game action coming

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September 16, 2010 | Leisure
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The Fort Hood BOSS program conducts a fun run once a quarter. At the last event, they held a Soldiers versus sergeants major tug-of-war competition. Courtesy photo
We are now halfway through September and we’re keeping it rolling with Operation Rising Star, our Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 tournament and a trip this weekend to San Marcos to tube down the river where we will meet up with BOSS Soldiers from Fort Sam-Houston, Fort Polk and even the Department of the Army BOSS representative.

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 progresses. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Phantom Warrior Center each Thursday of September. This event is being hosted Armywide at almost every installation around the world. The first place winner will receive $500 to showcase his or her singing talents.

After the first round last week we still had more than 20 contestants 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 on Thursdays during September, BOSS is teaming up with Pluckers in Killeen to throw a Modern Warfare 2 tournament. There will be 36 four-player teams. Each week they’ll battle it out in an intense, chicken wing filled, double elimination tourney. Come down and you could win a prize. But you’ll have fun, win or lose.

Have you ever been tubing down a river? If not you’re missing out! Our trip will include snacks and a tube. The trip will take place Saturday. We’ll meet at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Phantom Warrior Center, and it’s first-come, first-served unless you call in advance and reserve a spot. Contact Spc. Catherine Wilson, the BOSS secretary at 287-6116.

I’m sure everyone has heard the rumors about an opening in the office that have been going around. What you may have 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 info. Position titles are vice-president and treasurer.

For more information on any of the events mentioned above, feel free to check out our website at If you can’t find what you need there then please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 287-6116. The BOSS program’s focus is on our single and unaccompanied Soldiers and servicemembers stationed here at 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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