You would think that being overseas and unable to spend as freely as you can in the States would give every soldier an opportunity to save some serious bucks.
Especially, since the military really promoted all the extra money we would make with combat pay, hardship pay, imminent danger pay, hazardous duty pay and family separation allowance.
All of which was federally tax free while we were on ground.
I guess that was there way of trying to take your mind off the fact that you were heading into a combat zone.
In fact, I witnessed many coming home in more debt after deployment than before we left.