Gov. Terry E. Branstad, joined by Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, today signed the Home Base Iowa Act into law at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. In addition, Branstad signed Senate File 2352 providing an additional homestead credit for disabled veterans.
"Our bipartisan Home Base Iowa plan will work to match veterans with high-paying careers in Iowa," said Branstad. "These men and women have fought for our country, and acquired unique skillsets and training in the military. Now, with the Home Base Iowa plan signed into law, Iowa stands ready to welcome them to our communities and match them with the quality jobs across the state."
The Home Base Iowa Act is one part of the overall Home Base Iowa initiative, a first-of-its-kind program developed to honor our country's veterans by recruiting them, and active duty service members, for private-sector job opportunities in Iowa. Congressman Leonard Boswell and Casey's CEO Bob Myers, both veterans, serve as the co-chairs of the initiative.
"As Governor Branstad and I travel across Iowa, we talk with Iowa businesses that are in need of qualified workers, "Reynolds said. "Our veterans possess the skills necessary to fill integral roles in important industries and we look forward to when they call Iowa home."
Photos of the bill signing and a video of the gun salute can be found below by clicking on the title. The photos and video can be attributed to the Iowa Governor's Office.