Episode 02: How I Made $20,000 On My First Air Force Deployment

The primary mission of the Basic To Blues Podcast is to help you decide if the military is right for you by dive into all the ins and outs of the air force.

So Throughout this podcast, I’ll be talking with air force recruiters, airmen who are straight out of basic training and tech school, new recruits going through the enlistment process, plus other Air Force veterans.

You’ll be able to hear first hand from the men and women who wear the uniform to give you real-world experience and information you can absorb. Where you’ll learn what it’s actually like being in the Air Force, from going through basic training, to learning your Air Force job, going on deployments, and everything in between related to Air Force life.

So if you’ve ever considered joining, or want to know more information about the Air Force, this is the podcast for you.

In today’s episode, you’ll learn how I made $20,000 on my first deployment. And that’s $20,000 I came back with sitting in the bank. plus You’ll learn what it takes to move out of Air Force dorm housing. And how having good shop leadership can benefit you.

Here is an article mentioned in this episode that goes further into deployment benefits and ways to save. 


Corey Porter

Corey Porter

Air Force Veteran

Corey is an Air Force veteran and the lead writer at Basic to Blues. He refueled fighter jets as a young airman and deployed twice to the Middle East. Now Corey can be found hiking in the Pacific Northwest.

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