Announcements and Newsletters

Primary tabs

Submit this simple form to subscribe to our media communication channel.

View HBI Contact Page to submit feedback.

January 8, 2016 – State officials announced today that Appanoose County and the city of Centerville received designation as a Home Base Iowa (HBI) Community. Through this process, Appanoose County and Centerville have demonstrated commitment to hiring, supporting and welcoming veterans into...

Release Date: Friday, January 8, 2016

January 7, 2016 – Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds today congratulated Warren County on achieving Home Base Iowa Community designation. Warren County is the 25th in the state to achieve this recognition.  

“Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and I are pleased with the...

Release Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016

November 4, 2015

Wednesday marks six months since the City of Johnston became the first Home Base Iowa Community in Greater Des Moines. We are pleased to announce that our Home Base Iowa Businesses have hired at least 10 Veterans in a short amount of time.

"We are thrilled this...

Release Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Governor Branstad makes Home Base Iowa announcements

O’Brien, Lyon and Sioux Counties announced as newest Home Base Iowa communities and Northwest Iowa Community College becomes a CHAMP (Certified Higher Academic Military Partner)

October 28, 2015


Release Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

(WEST DES MOINES) – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced last night that West Des Moines has achieved the Home Base Iowa Community designation. West Des Moines is now the 21st community in the state to achieve this recognition. The designation was unveiled at the community’s Bus Tour and Official’s...

Release Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Governor Branstad Announces Grimes as the 19th Home Base Iowa Community

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad congratulated the community of Grimes, Iowa, on achieving the Home Base Iowa Community designation. Grimes Iowa is now the 19th community in the state to achieve this recognition....

Release Date: Friday, July 17, 2015

The News Hour with Michael Libbie - Insight on Business

May 15, 2015

Iowa has a low unemployment number and, often it's tough to find highly skilled workers. Match that fact with, due to military draw-downs, a large number of well trained individuals coming home from...

Release Date: Friday, May 29, 2015

April 23, 2015

The Rock Island Arsenal is one of the largest employers in the Quad Cities with more than 6,000 people working there. But what happens after their time on the Island is over? Local 4's Chris Langlois shows us how at the Arsenal it's about more than...

Release Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

By: Scott Calvert, Wall Street Journal

With a surge of retirements expected as the nation’s armed forces contract after two wars, lawmakers in 19 states are seeking to create or expand income-tax breaks for military pensions in hopes of attracting highly skilled veterans.


Release Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

By: Pat Blank, Iowa Public Radio
February 17, 2015

The Branstad Administration’s Home Base Iowa is helping military veterans find new jobs across the state.  The program launched last May is adding both prospective employers and employees at a good pace.

Home Base...

Release Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015