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BOSS: BOSS working to help out homeless; enjoys holiday feasts

Email   Print   Share By Spc. Ryan Konewko, BOSS President
December 2, 2010 | Leisure
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Soldiers from Fort Hood’s BOSS program gather for a group photo at III Forks in Dallas following a meal at the five-star restaurant. Courtesy photo
During the holiday season, it’s important to remember that the single Soldiers here on Fort Hood are sometimes forgotten. While many of our Soldiers are spending time with their families and/or visiting relatives, there are going to be Soldiers who have no other option than to stay on the installation. The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program is here for those Soldiers.

On Dec. 23, we are getting into the holiday spirit with a Christmas party! We have all kinds of great things planned to do that day, but the best part will be the food!

If you were with us last week for the BOSS Thanksgiving meal, then you know how good the food from the Cuckoo’s Nest was! We had a huge variety of food to tempt the taste buds, consisting of everything from mashed potatoes and gravy to sushi! Don’t forget the turkey and ham! We’ll have a similar menu on the 23rd, but of course we’re going to mix it up a little. Call for 287-6116 for more details.

Friday is your chance to give back to our local homeless veterans. We donated more than $800 of food to the Jesus Hope and Love Mission for their Thanksgiving meal and we want to continue to give back. Pastor Chae is really working hard to ensure that the homeless of Killeen are going to have a bright future. He wants to give them a place they can actually have a second chance. They can work to build themselves back up.

The only thing is, they can’t do it without our help.

The mission building, located on 4th Street in downtown Killeen, has seen better days. There are some areas in the building that need work, and we’ll be taking on that project over the next few months to bring this place back up to par. We started last week with a few volunteers on the floor, but we’ve only scratched the surface of the work needing to be done. We need your help with this. Do something bigger than yourself on Friday and volunteer with us. We’ll be on site at 9:30 a.m. at 818 N. 4th St. Don’t hesitate to give us a call for more information.

Over the weekend, 10 Soldiers and I took an overnight trip to Dallas. We had the pleasure of working with one of the best support agencies that I know of, Operation Once in a Lifetime. Patrick Sowers, who is the founder and president of the organization, took us all out to a place called III Forks. From how the food tasted, I can see why this is a five-star steakhouse. The meat was absolutely amazing and the desserts were unimaginable.

The next day, we also went to a car show with all kinds of foreign exotic cars like Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin. We actually got to ride in these cars, too! They took us up and down the road behind the show to show us what the cars were capable of and they really showed the wild side of the road, if you know what I mean. A big thanks to Operation Once in a Lifetime for putting this together for us, we’ll remember this trip for quite some time.

Fort Hood BOSS is rolling out new events every single week and you, too, can stay in the know. We send out a distribution e-mail to over 3,000 senior leaders, Soldiers and BOSS representatives. If you would like your name to be on this list please contact our office.

We’re also on the web. Check us out at We’re also on Facebook at The great thing about our BOSS program is that it’s all about you, the Soldier! Your ideas, your views and our future are with Fort Hood BOSS.
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