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Incentive Package

Veteran job opportunities can be found here.

The Home Base Iowa Act offers a comprehensive package of state incentives, which you can learn about on the tab to the left.

Home Base Iowa Communities add additional incentives for Veterans that locate to their communities.
Johnston is unique because Camp Dodge, the Iowa National Guard headquarters since 1909, is located in our city.  Nearly 2,000 Johnston residents are already military service-connected. With the enviable assets available to all Service Members of any branch of Service through Camp Dodge and the strong support of local business incentives in Johnston, the city considers itself well-positioned to welcome military families.  

Click here to see many of the opportunities available to veterans at Camp Dodge.

Johnston also offers a “one-stop shop” for military services at the Camp Dodge Joint Service Maneuver Training Center. For any Service Member of any branch, the “one-stop-shop” offers all the major benefits and services of an active duty post. Iowa has excellent Veterans facilities and easy access to amenities at neighboring Offut Air Force Base and Rock Island Arsenal for those more comfortable locating near military installations.

The City of Johnston's total incentive package is worth up to $6,500.

Discounts at Local Businesses

Jethro's BBQ n' Pork Chop Grill - 20% off in uniform

Adara Salon and Spa - 15% off all services with military ID

Bandit Burrito - 10% off in uniform

Legends Bar and Grill - 20% off with military ID

Martinizing Dry Cleaners - Dry cleaning discount on uniforms

McDonald's - 10% off with military ID

Mr. Appliance - 15% off with military ID

Okoboji Bar and Grill - 10% off with military ID

Panera Bread - 10% off with military ID

Sport Clips - 20% discount to all VFW members, $2 discount for all veterans, every visit

Subway on NW 86th Street - 10% off with military ID

Subway on Merle Hay Road - Free drink with order

Texas Roadhouse - 10% off with with military ID

State Farm Insurance - Free atlas

Grimes Plaza - Free pet exam

Sarah's Hallmark - $10 gift card

Stephens Automotive - 10% off any mechanic needs

Mary Kay Cosmetics - $10 off an order

Norwex - $20 off an order

Ace Hardware - $5 gift card

Frame Works - 20% off framing services

Hy-Vee - One dozen bakery cookies and garden center gift card

Farrell's Body Shaping in Grimes - $50 off a 10 week challenge

Lawyer Jennifer Jaschen - Free consultation

Kaldenberg's PBS Landscaping and Lawn Care - 25% off a tree or annual or perennial of your choice

Preferred Pest - Free home inspection

Golden Rule in Grimes - $20 off a service call

Rainsoft Water Softener in Des Moines - $20 Home Depot gift card if they call for a water analysis

WineStyles - Complimentary wine tasting for two

Sonic - Free cheeseburger or a free limeade

Encore Pizza - $10 gift card

Trostel's Greenbriar Restaurant and Bar - Free appetizer, glass of wine, cocktail or a beer up to $10

Bandit Burrito - Two free meals

Casey's General Store - Free medium breakfast pizza

Herrmann Family Chiropractic - Free consultation, and member of ChiroHealth USA, a discount program for under- and uninsured patients.

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