What a year, folks. Another 12 months of bringing you the best in military news, pop culture, crime, politics, and nudity, now in the books. Here is a month-by-month breakdown of some of the stories we covered in an epic 2016. Thank you to each and every one of you out there for reading and commenting; it’s been fun. I’m already looking forward to 2017. Head over to the podcast for a special year-end commemorative special with my special guests, USMC infantrymen JonJon and Creeper; USMC Recon Marine, Trace; and Army Special Force soldier, Mush. It was interesting and hilarious, to say the least. (Note: The link at the beginning of each summary will take you to that week’s News Roundup.)


The year started off with one of many terrible stories about the Veteran’s Administration. A study found that, despite the VA trumpeting their “We hire veterans” slogan, only 13 percent of the top officials running hospitals were actually veterans. An Army CID investigator decided he really didn’t like his restaurant bill, so first he pulled out his gun…and then his penis. A rear admiral was fired for looking at porn during work, which would just be the first of many stories in the year of officers behaving badly. Remember the Bundy family, the kooky ranchers who thought their cows had a right to graze on government land? Well, their spokesman, who ran to the cameras and claimed to be a former Marine, was busted as NOT a Marine. Also, a nude Florida woman fought off the cops by threatining to pee on them.

The month continued with some of our sailors being swept up by the Iranian Navy and being used to make propaganda videos. Two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii, and we lost 12 Marines. A Navy corpsman was accused of beating his girlfriend’s toddler son to death. The commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment was relieved for, no shit, playing beer pong and having fun on his own time. An Air Force base had a skeet shoot, and used the image of MLK Jr. on it to advertise, which went over about as well as could be expected. The vice commander of the 50th Air Force Space Wing was busted sending dick pics, and a chick took off all her clothes and started fighting at a Waffle House.

Of course January means one thing: SHOT Show time! Just like I did the year before, I went to check it out and brought you plenty of picture of the gear that jumped out at me. Good times…even if we were staying in a crack house.

The USMC went to play in the snow with the Koreans in some joint exercises and ended up with great pictures. A new littoral combat ship suffered severe engine damage when the dopes forgot to put oil in it. Navy Secretary and Chief Social Justice Warrior Ray Mabus continued his fanatical quest to open up every job in the military to females. The black student union at UC Irvine called for their police force to be disbanded, which I supported. The Navy decided to return to the old-school, resuming the teaching of navigation using the stars and a sextant. Two gross VA executives got their well-deserved demotions overturned. A Naval officer got 40 months in prison as part of that “Fat Leonard” scandal. A man demonstrated an uncanny ability to play ping-pong…with his penis.



We dove deep into that VA executive story, exposing how rotten it was. A Navy corpsman received a Silver Star for foiling an insider attack in Afghanistan. SEAL Edward Byers was awarded the Medal of Honor. An Air Force officer was charged with the rape of a girl under 17 years old. In a personal favorite story, a soldier won a date with a porn star and got to go to the AVN awards with her. He walked the red carpet in uniform, and people promptly freaked. Military police in San Diego were accused of stealing people’s bikes when they unwittingly trespassed on unmarked trails. A civilian chick stole 100,000 dollars from the USMC. A retired Army colonel hit and killed a Colorado state trooper while drunk. A 10-year-old boy was raped by an Iraqi migrant in Austria, who claimed he had a “sexual emergency.” I crushed the NY Times for its patronizing racism.

The Iranians released a propaganda video of the U.S. sailors they had captured crying. Two Maryland sheriff’s deputies were executed by an ex-con who ambushed them. A former military police trainee got 820,000 bucks in compensation for her boss sending her dick pics. The Broncos won the Super Bowl, and I was unhappy with the choice of Coldplay as halftime performer. And a 24-year-fold Florida woman was found naked, drunk, and unconscious next to the child she was supposed to be babysitting. Fantastic mug shot.