Events

April 19, 2012

BOSS seeks Soldiers for Extreme Velocity Challenge

Tags:
By Caroline Keyser
Warrior editor
BBADD

Do you have what it takes to become an “extreme” champion?

The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program at Fort Irwin will launch its first Extreme Velocity Challenge next week starting Monday.  The challenge consists of participation in three consecutive BOSS-sponsored trips to locations around southern and central California: Bungee America in Los Angeles on Monday, white water rafting in Three Rivers, Calif. on Tuesday, and Pole Position Kart Racing in Corona, Calif. on Wednesday.

The challenge is being held in conjunction with Battle Buddies Against Drunk Driving, which encourages Soldiers to make smart decisions, including not driving under the influence of alcohol.  The BBADD program operates the BBADD van at Fort Irwin, which provides Soldiers with free rides around Fort Irwin.

The Extreme Velocity Challenge aims to provide Soldiers with fun, positive alternatives to drinking and other potentially destructive decisions during their free time, said Spc. Kendrick Barnett, BOSS vice-president.  Representatives from the Army Substance Abuse Program will attend the challenges along with Soldiers and will help them engage in discussions about the consequences of their choices.

“It’s about giving them positive experiences to get their minds on positive things,” Barnett said.  “We’re showing them what’s available out there and letting them know there’s more out there than just drugs.”

On the way to the events, Soldiers will have the chance to compete for the title of Extreme Velocity champion by answering trivia questions and participating in other challenges.  The winner will be awarded a trophy.

Barnett said the BOSS program is already considering other options for future Extreme Velocity trips, and is looking into obtaining sponsorship to help offset some of the costs.

 

BOSS Extreme Velocity Challenge

 

Monday: Bungee America in Los Angeles.  

5:30 a.m. safety brief, 6 a.m. departure.

Cost is $100 per person.

 

Tuesday: White water rafting in Three Rivers, Calif.  

5:30 a.m. safety brief, 6 a.m. departure.

Cost is $110 per person.

 

Wednesday: Pole Position Kart Racing in Corona, Calif.  

9 a.m. safety brief, 9:30 a.m. departure.

Cost is $45 per person.

 

For more information, call 760-267-1726 or email fica.boss.rep@hotmail.com

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Gustavo Bahena

Making Fort Irwin “Go First Class”

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin (second, from left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers attach a “Go First Class” dental streamer to the guidon of United States Army D...
 
 

‘Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives’

The nation celebrates Women’s History Month in March and Fort Irwin will host a ceremony to honor the observance, March 11. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandy Basin Community Center and is hosted by the installation’s Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity offices and Operations Group. The guest speaker will be Col. Cathy Walter,...
 
 
Gustavo Bahena

Inspiring a bright future from the past

Gustavo Bahena Maj. Kiryenski Jones, officer in charge of Sustainment Automation Support Management with 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, spoke at the Fort Irwin African American/Black History Month celebration here, Feb. 11. For...
 

 
Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office

The most memorable 25 months of my military life

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Major Gen. Ted Martin stands in his office next to a photo of his father, Ephraim Martin III. Martin senior, who has since passed away, served in the Navy during World War II. Afte...
 
 

A service invested in your community

The Fort Irwin Exchange plans to complete improvements to some of their facilities and enhance their provided services to the community by this spring. “Currently, the Service Station on Langford Lake Road is undergoing an image upgrade to make it look more appealing for our customers and to increase efficiency related to customer service,” stated...
 
 
DoD

Farewell message from Secretary Hagel

To the men and women of the Department of Defense: When I joined the United States Army 48 years ago, I could not have imagined one day serving as secretary of defense. It has been a tremendous privilege to serve with you. As I leave office, I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin