INDIANAPOLIS—In its continuing mission to support Warfighters’ Quality-of-Life programs such as Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS), the Army & Air Force Exchange Service attended the 2019 BOSS Training Symposium in Indianapolis.
On BOSS’ 30th anniversary, approximately 250 single Soldiers, MWR professionals and Command Sgts. Maj. from 64 Army garrisons worldwide gathered from July 22 through July 26 for leadership and management training that included topics ranging from roles and responsibilities of BOSS members to ways to boost their membership and events.
“Not only does the Exchange support programs such as BOSS with the dividend, but they are also a part of the Healthy Army Community initiative,” said Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Command Sgt. Maj. Melissa Judkins. “With their BE FIT products and healthy eating options, the Exchange is helping our Soldiers be healthy and fit and ready to fight.”
Soldiers attending the conference expressed their appreciation of the support that the Exchange provides.
“I believe the BOSS initiative is one of the best programs in the military and this symposium is a great opportunity to get like-minded single Soldiers together to collaborate on ways we can make it even greater,” said Staff Sgt. Adrian Mooney, Department of the Army BOSS representative. “BOSS groups work closely with the Exchange and the Exchange is always willing to listen and help provide for the needs of the single Soldier.”
Roughly 60 percent of Exchange earnings support Quality-of-Life programs such as BOSS—activities that are critical to maintaining force readiness and resiliency. The symposium was an opportunity for the Exchange to hear first-hand concerns of the single Soldier and understand ways in which it could help improve their quality of life.
“The Exchange has been, and always will be, all in for taking care of Warfighters,” said Col. Collin Fortier, the Exchange’s military community liaison. “We are proud to support the BOSS program and do our part to boost the morale and welfare of single Soldiers.”
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Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 62nd-largest retailer in the United States. Its earnings provided $2.3 billion in dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs over the last 10 years. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.ShopMyExchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.
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