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VSO is all about connections


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Austin Garner, left, is pictured here holding a Husker flag with another Nebraskan from his platoon while in Afghanistan. Garner is Kimball County's new VSO.

Connecting the county's veterans to military and on-military services they require is an honor for Austin Garner, Kimball County's new Veteran's Service Officer.

Garner, a 2004 Kimball graduate, served in the Army as a flight paramedic stationed in Germany for the majority of his active duty except for his training time.

"With my unit in Germany, I deployed twice to Afghanistan, once in the north and once in the south," he said.

Having just been recently released from active duty, Garner feels that his working knowledge of the military paperwork and the Department of Defense bureaucracy is...

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