A Military-Friendly Place to Call Home
Arkansas profoundly values the contribution that veterans and transitioning service members make to their communities. The State of Arkansas is dedicated to providing resources and benefits that attract military personnel.
These benefits are awarded based on military status: veteran, retiree, or active duty. Each status is eligible for tax exemptions, education opportunities, license portability, medical care, employment assistance, and outdoor activity discounts.
Life in the Natural State is full of outdoor adventure and friendly folks. Additionally, Arkansas has the third-lowest cost of living in the country, making it an affordable place to settle your family. Arkansas provides resources for veterans and transitioning service members looking to relocate to the state.
If you are interested in continuing your education in Arkansas, veterans and transitioning service members can qualify for tuition discounts.
If you are transitioning out of uniform, Homebase Arkansas has partnered with Workforce Connections who has created a tool that makes it easy to identify employment opportunities for service members. Visit our Jobs Database to find employment by translating your military training into attractive skills that employers need.
Arkansas is a great place to call home for veterans and transitioning service members, because we provide support that makes relocation easy.
Arkansas offers benefits to service members based on status: veteran, retiree, or active duty. These benefits are designed to retain military families in our state by making life a little easier.
In Arkansas, we valued the sacrifice of our veterans. We provide benefits that enrich life in Arkansas, including tax exemptions and licensure portability.
Arkansas recognizes that the transition out of uniform can be difficult, and we are committed to easing the transition with benefits that include licensure portability and education discounts.
Active Duty Benefits
In Arkansas, we are committed to providing a great quality of life for active duty service members. Benefits include licensure portability and education discounts.
Transitioning out of uniform is easy with the resources available in Arkansas that help translate your military experience into attractive skills that employers are looking for in an employee.
Homebase Arkansas compiled resources for transitioning service members that are considering a relocation to Arkansas, including information on housing, licensure portability, and life in the Natural State.
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