Cigars have become much more popular among special operations troops. This is especially true for veterans who enjoy a good stick when getting together with old teammates and friends along with a nice libation or three. But when traveling, either for pleasure or on a work-related trip, many cigar smokers face the quandary of keeping their sticks fresh. This is especially true if they are going to be gone for a couple of weeks or more. Well, the cigar humidor is the answer.

The cigar has always been one of the most recognizable objects associated with the U.S. military other than say… aviator sunglasses. Social media has helped that along, with troops sharing photos of themselves enjoying a cigar with their brothers and sisters in arms. Yes, many women now enjoy a good cigar. It is the epitome of success and power.

There are several organizations that even send fine cigars to troops deployed overseas. The troops will then send back pics, of them enjoying cigars with their unit, to be shared uploaded onto the organization’s social media pages.

Truth be told, although I don’t smoke as many cigars as I used to back in the day, I still love a good cigar. Depending on the situation and time, some of my (varied) favorites were always the Arturo Fuente 8-5-8, Fuente’s Don Carlos, Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro, CAO Italia, CAO Brazilia… the list goes on and on.