I am trying to figure out how guys are making so much money in Iraq? I haven't looked up all the various pays and things like that but how are E-5's coming home with 70k? I thought combat pay was just liek a couple of extra hundred a month. (Im wondering what kind of pay I'll get if I have to go to the box later this year) My friend tried explaining but the things he was saying didnt make much sense to me at all. IS he stretching the truth?