What is Home Base Arkansas?

Home Base Arkansas was developed as a resource for service members who are relocating to the state of Arkansas or considering making Arkansas their home after the transition out of uniform. Arkansas recognizes that military service men and women, including active duty, veterans and retirees, make a profound impact on the state’s economy.

“Home Base Arkansas was created to support service members who are relocating to Arkansas, or those transitioning out of uniform and looking for a permanent home.”  – Colonel Robert Ator, Director of Military Affairs, Arkansas Economic Development Commission

The goal of this website is to help service members transition to Arkansas and to ensure those leaving uniform find a permanent home in Arkansas. Whether you need help launching your career with our jobs database or finding the best educational and housing resources for your family, we want to help smooth your transition. Use the Home Base Arkansas website to find information about military benefits, employment, education, or relocation.

Current Environment for Service Members

Nationally, approximately 200,000 service members are transitioning out of the military every year who are looking to start civilian life in an affordable and military-friendly community.

Arkansas recognizes that our service men and women are well-educated and have valuable skills and experience to offer to their communities. As companies continue to expand and grow in our state, well-trained and highly skilled employees are in high demand.

Home Base Arkansas Mission & Vision

Home Base Arkansas is a program dedicated to welcoming service members with guidance, services, and benefits upon assignment to Arkansas. The website connects veterans and transitioning service members with job opportunities, incentives, information and resources, and opportunities unique to Arkansas. We recognize the value service members bring to communities and support qualified veterans looking for career or educational opportunities.


Arkansas is the “Place to Call Home” for veterans and transitioning service members; and service members are welcomed into Arkansas communities with educational and employment opportunities, along with other resources and incentives provided to ease the transition.

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