BOSS provides spouses with free vehicle inspections
CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- Members of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program conducted free vehicle inspections here, May 11-12, as part of Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
About 10 BOSS volunteers with vehicle maintenance knowledge provided the inspections in the main Exchange parking lot.
Specialist Christopher Dant, a BOSS representative with the 348th Quartermaster Company, said, "We are here to offer free services and raise awareness, and also let people know that we take care of each other here at Camp Humphreys."
Dant and others checked fluid levels, lights, wipers, belts and tires. The service was meant to show spouses that their contributions are recognized and appreciated, according to Spc. Kareen Medeiros, president and Area III coordinator for the BOSS program.
"Military spouses are deserving of our recognition and this is our way of giving back," she said.
While the main focus was on spouses, Medeiros said others were given the service as well. "We have had senior enlisted Soldiers and civilians asking if we can check their cars and we have provided inspections to them," she said.
"And it won't just be a one-time deal," Medeiros added. "We plan to hold this event every quarter to show appreciation for military spouses."
After the inspections, spouses were given vehicle inspection sheets outlining any deficiencies found and encouraged to take their vehicles to the Auto Skills Center to make any repairs. Spouses were also given free car wash tokens.