Carroll BOSS event is a real 'plum'

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American and Korean attendees pay their respects while both Korean and American anthems are played by the orchestra, at the 2nd Annual Music and BBQ BOSS event. (Photo by Pfc. Choi, Hyun-kyu)
American and Korean attendees pay their respects while both Korean and American anthems are played by the orchestra, at the 2nd Annual Music and BBQ BOSS event. (Photo by Pfc. Choi, Hyun-kyu)

Carroll BOSS event is a real 'plum'

by: Pfc. Choi, Hyun-kyu | .
The Morning Calm | .
published: May 11, 2013

DAEGU GARRISON — Camp Carroll BOSS coordinated a visit to the Song-Gwang Plum Farm in Waegwan May 3 for the 2nd Annual Music and BBQ festival. The event brought Camp Carroll Soldiers together with their Korean hosts for some fun and food.

“The 2nd Annual Music and BBQ festival was to bring a quality of life event for the Camp Carroll BOSS Soldiers and Korean Nationals,” said Area IV BOSS Coordinator Sgt. Ashley Jackson. “To have fun, enjoy good music, and eat great food with our Korean neighbors.”

The event included many different varieties of food and entertainment. It began with an orchestra playing diverse music from Mozart to songs from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” which then led to a casual buffet style meal filled with Korean barbequed and grilled food that allowed the Korean nationals and BOSS Soldiers to have the time to intermingle. Finally the evening wrapped up with Korean nationals and BOSS Soldiers standing on the balcony to enjoy fireworks.

Jackson believed that this “event had a great impact on the Camp Carroll community. It was a way for BOSS Soldiers to get outside the gate and enjoy some quality time with the Korean locals.”

USAG Daegu Commander Col. Kathleen Gavle and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Diggs (Diggs is the senior military advisor for the Area IV BOSS) were among those attending, lending their support and enthusiasm, not just for the BOSS program but the importance of keeping close ties with our Korean neighbors. Jackson did not take any credit for the success of the event.

“Well there was a lot of last minute preparation but I have to give all the credit for this event to our Camp Carroll BOSS Soldiers,” she said. “They worked very hard throughout the entire week preparing for the event. I think what some of them enjoyed most was cooking/grilling the food.”

Want to get involved with improving the quality of life for Area IV single and unaccompanied Soldiers, or join in with their programs? BOSS has meetings every Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Camp Carroll CAC, and at 3 p.m. in the Camp Walker CAC. Or you can contact BOSS Coordinator Sgt. Ashley Jackson, 764-4426.

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