We’ll admit it: the volunteers here at Operation: Cigars for Warriors do it all for what we call the stogie smiles. That’s what we call the pictures we get from deployed troops enjoying a cigar with comrades, photos that often catch a moment of calm in the midst of chaos. We know the holiday season can be a particularly hard time for deployed troops to be away from family and friends. That’s why we’ve been working hard to get cigars in the hands of the deployed troops who requested the cigar care packages.
Operation: Cigars for Warriors volunteer shipping coordinator Robert Allen reported that in late November alone, 37 Care Packages containing 1,480 cigars went out to troops serving in designated deployment locations.