Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from to all of our listeners, and especially to all of you serving down range.

This week we brought on Drago, Navy SEAL and favorite of the podcast. We also answered your e-mails and voice memos, got into the the budget bill cutting vets benefits, and a lot more.

As always, keep your questions, comments, contributions, and voice memos coming to [email protected]. Please leave us an iTunes review as it helps us and our sponsors.

(Main image: Door Gunner Petty Officer Richard Symonds of the Royal Navy wears a Santa Claus outfit as he delivers mail and presents to troops around Helmand province. REUTERS/Sgt Rupert Frere RLC)