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What is Home Base Ankeny?

Over the next five years, the U.S. Armed Services will downsize by approximately 350,000 troops. The new Home Base Iowa initiative is a non-profit, private-public partnership that will connect servicemen and women to the many job opportunities available with Iowa businesses. Recently Ankeny, Iowa has been designated a Home Base Iowa community.  Home Base Ankeny not only will provide veterans with the resources they need to find employment, but also will welcome them into a vibrant and growing community as they transition into civilian life. Currently, Iowa’s unemployment rate is around four percent, but businesses need skilled workers. This program helps connect these businesses with qualified veterans looking for career opportunities. Countless resources help veterans and their families with education and in transitioning to a new community with focused support and individuals who want to help. For more information about the Home Base Iowa program, please click here.

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Opportunities for Veterans in Ankeny

If you're a veteran looking to take advantage of Home Base Ankeny and make Iowa your home, please fill out the Home Base Iowa veteran profile, located here.  

To post your resume to the Home Base Iowa resume database, please click here.

To search available job opportunities, please click here.

Incentives Package

Volunteers for Home Base Ankeny have worked hard to put together an incentives package for veterans and their families to locate to Ankeny. You can view the available incentives here. If you're an Ankeny business interested in adding to our incentives package, please email Lindsay Fox at lfox@ankenyiowa.gov. There is also an extensive statewide veteran resources list available here.

Home Base Ankeny Employers

For a complete list of Home Base Ankeny employers, please click here.

Interested in becoming a Home Base Ankeny Employer? Please fill out an application by clicking here. We appreciate you supporting the program!

Getting Involved

Home base Ankeny is heavily reliant on volunteers doing everything from recruiting businesses to be Home Base Ankeny businesses, to meeting with veterans and their families when they're in Ankeny to learn more about the community.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Contact Lindsay Fox at lfox@ankenyiowa.gov to learn more about volunteer opportunities within the program.

To sign up to receive more information and ongoing communications about Home Base Iowa, please contact Lindsay Fox at lfox@ankenyiowa.gov or 515-965-6431.