Twenty Military-Family Liasons Working Around Arkansas During Holiday Season

DECEMBER 27, 2004 - Posted at 7:25 a.m. CST

ROGERS, AR - With all of the miltary personnel gone from Arkansas to serve in Iraq, there's no wonder those left behind need a bit of help.

To answer that need the state has twenty liasons or family assistance coordinators, stationed around Arkansas.  Their job is to handle questions from military family members and find out who can help them.

Jennifer Wilson helps in Rogers, where she works at the National Guard Armory answering questions about how to fix leaky pipes and broken vehicles and offering advice about balancing monthly bills and finding child care.

Wilson said she handles questions from more than 80 military familes from all branches of the services.

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