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Veteran Led Startup Empowers Local Brands to Honor and Recognize Military Service
Colorado Springs, Colo. (PRWEB) February 05, 2013
TroopSwap.com, a website that provides military discounts to current and former members of the military as well as their immediate families today announced that they will begin operations in the Colorado Springs area. Founded by two Army Rangers, the company developed technology to validate military affiliation online in order to empower brands to honor military service through online discounts without fear of fraud. The site has attracted over 110,000 users in five markets since commencing operations in Hampton Roads, Virginia in May, 2011.
Jason Strickland, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, is responsible for the Colorado Springs market. He noted: "After a 20-year career serving my country in the Army, I'm privileged to have the opportunity to serve the Pikes Peak military community in a different way. From the Cadet Wing at the United States Air Force Academy to the Ivy Division on Fort Carson, Colorado Springs is one of the largest military communities in the country, and TroopSwap provides a vital resource that local brands can leverage to honor the service of our local military families.”
The inaugural offer will feature tickets to Viva Las Carson, a fundraising event hosted by the Mountain Post Spouses Club, followed by hand-picked deals at local businesses such as Hell’s Kitchen, PB & Jellie’s New York Deli, AAA Masterclean, Covert Ops Paintball and many more. Members of the military community in the Colorado Springs area can sign up for free by visiting http://www.TroopSwap.com Local businesses interested in featuring their product or service exclusively to the most loyal and tightly knit community in the world can visit http://www.TroopSwap.com/Partners for more information.
Well-known investors backing TroopSwap include: Frank Monestere, former Green Beret and current President/COO of LegalZoom.com, Paige Craig, former Marine and Founder/CEO of Betterworks.com, Marty Abbott, former Army Officer and CTO of eBay, and Kelly Perdew, former Army Ranger, winner of Season 2 of NBC’s The Apprentice, and CEO of FastPointGames.com. Lieutenant General (RET) Daniel Christman, the former superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, serves as an advisor to the company.
TroopSwap is the first veteran-owned and operated platform designed exclusively for Service Members, Veterans, Military Retirees and their Spouses. Our mission is to recognize a life of service. We do this by partnering with reputable military-friendly businesses that want to give back to this community as a way to recognize their service and connect with the most powerful affinity group in the world.
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