Welcome to the Blog

by | Jun 20, 2023 | Blog | 0 comments

Welcome to the blog! This forum is where we will discuss some of the hot topics in today’s military community and provide informative material. For now, I will start by sharing how Troop Link got started. 

My name is Cami and I served in the Marine Corps. I did four years and decided to pursue something else- problem is I didn’t know what that “something” was. Needless to say, I struggled to find my footing in the civilian side. I had a hard time expressing to employers the experience I had gained from the military, and often times got passed up for career opportunities because of it. I was a full-time student on the GI Bill and had limited income from BAH and side jobs I would pick up. You could say I definitely felt like I had lost my sense of purpose- but we’ll get into that in another post. 

I started to find work by responding to one-day jobs. Helping mow lawns and pull weeds, or pack and move boxes for those who couldn’t do it themselves. I soon began to save some money up and strategized on how the money I was making would continue to grow through investing, (more on that later too). 

After a while, I began sharing jobs with some of my friends who were experiencing financial hardship as well. That is when I saw the impact it had on their lives and I wanted to expand to make a greater impact across the Veteran community. Its been a long time coming, but we have finally launched a networking platform designed to connect service members and Veterans to one-day jobs in their community and provide other resources through our online courses, blog, community forum, podcast, and social media channels. 

We are excited to contribute positively to the military community and look forward to connecting with so many great people!