Bars and booze have, since the dawn of time and warfare, been a staple of the warrior’s lifestyle. That remains true to this day. Some select bars provide not only frosty ales, but also a familiar and safe (depending) environment where one can relax, see old friends and comrades, pass and share information about other friends and comrades, and blow off steam.

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Photo: What your mom was afraid of at the recruiters office. 

No matter how hard or long governments try to control the moralities of warriors—soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, of every flag—they will always gravitate toward and require bars and booze. For anyone who does not understand this, it cannot be explained. Warriors and monks will never be fused.