Tali-Banned Cigar Club

Here’s a recent thank you care package we received from the Tali-Banned Cigar Club, operating out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. In it was the club’s challenge coin, a flag flown Christmas Day on our behalf and more. We are so proud and so humbled to have received it.

The recurring theme in all of these thank you letters seems to be that our servicemen and women enjoy cigars as a little piece of home. We’re only too glad to have provided these brave men and women some small measure of comfort. Check out the official site for the Tali-Banned Cigar Club here to learn more about the organization.

Below is the full text of the letter.

Thank you very much for your donation of cigars to those of us here at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Our little group gathers outside one a week, rain, clear, or cold. We’ve seen attendance close to 100 in recent weeks despite the temperatures dipping below freezing. We gather around a couple of burn barrels to relax with all ranks and branches of the service, as well as many Jordanians, Egyptians, Poles, and civilians Your cigars went to newcomers who may not have brought a cigar their first time, as well as to supply cigars to troops at several of the FOBs supported by Bagram.

I am relatively new to the world of cigars, but my weekly cigar with the club has been the one truly enjoyable event of my tour; I return home in just a couple of weeks. Thank you very much for contributing to our little piece of home we’ve enjoyed while here.

I have included a disc with photos of our weekly “Tali-Banned Cigar Club” meeting, our club coin, as well as a flag flown on Christmas Day on a mission across Afghanistan on your behalf as a token of our appreciation. Your company was named and received applause for your support last week. I am not alone in my gratitude. On behalf of our club, I thank you for your support.

TSgt Benjamin Green
92 Security Forces Squadron
Fairchild AFB

Challenge Coin

Tali-Banned Cigar Club Challenge Coin



Tali-Banned Cigar Club

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  1. Gabriel says:

    Wow. Just….wow. No good deed goes unpunished. Good on ya for giving these folks some well-deserved smokes.

  2. Stephen Allen says:

    Great story! What better escape, albeit short, from the trials of serving in a combat zone than a smooth, rich cigar. It is literally the least we can do for the men and women on the front lines, and thank-you Famous Cigars for your support of the troops. It would be my honor to help!

  3. Marty says:

    Can you help me? I need a legitimate address to send cigars to the troops overseas. Your help is much appreciated.

  4. Hi Marty,
    PLEASE send an email to CigarsForTroops@famous-smoke.com, and we’ll get you all set up. Thanks, and Happy Smokes!

  5. TSgt Jay Bazin (USAF) says:

    That is pretty awesome! I know myself and at least a handful of Soldiers that I work with here at FOB Fenty, Afganistan, would love to get some good cigars. How does Cigars For Troops work? Thanks!

  6. @TSgt Jay…thank you for your service…please send an email to CigarsForTroops@famous-smoke.com

  7. Robert says:

    This is an awesome program. Here in the Horn of Africa we are trying to set up an organized club and this could be the boost we need. Class act, Famous-smoke!