Through their service, veterans have already proven they share the values we hold dear as Iowans - hard work, leadership, and patriotism, among others. Home Base Iowa allows veterans to find the right job for them in Iowa, and to become a part of our communities. -Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa

Welcome to Home Base Iowa

Even if you've never been here before.

The most sincere thank-you is a smooth transition.

If you’re a veteran or know someone who is, please bookmark this site.

In an ideal world, someone who has mastered the challenges of military life would find countless opportunities back home. Home Base Iowa has developed this site to provide countless resources on opportunities in Iowa. Home Base Iowa helps Veterans and transitioning Service Members to find positions at Iowa companies, pursue continued education, continue their service through the Guard or Reserves or any combination of those.

It’s an honor to assist you. That’s why this Home Base Iowa site features opportunities for careers in Iowa, lists additional incentives when you locate to specific communities and outlines ways for you to continue your service in options like the National Guard or Reserves. Iowa now also offers incentives statewide, plus there are additional incentives when you relocate to select Home Base Iowa Communities.

Welcome to your new home. We're here to make this transition to life in Iowa as seamless as possible.

If you have questions or want to start the transition to your new home in Iowa, please send us a note or your resumes to or call us at 855-9HB-IOWA (855-942-4692).

"Throughout history and present day, U.S. service members have bravely distinguished themselves through courage in combat and commitment to our country. Now, it’s our time to repay their selfless dedication. Home Base Iowa provides all veterans with the chance to explore a multitude of careers within our state. Veterans’ career opportunities are countless as more Iowa businesses and communities become actively involved with this public-private partnership."

- Kim Reynolds, Lt. Governor

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