You're so right, nothing beats the hard work and pay off from smoking, and the beer and smoke stank compliment each other so well with overtones of smoked goodness in the stomach that nothing can compare!
I have heard that a lot of soldiers have had trouble getting things like new movies and just different DVDs in general over there. Would love to help you out and send you some of the newest entertainment available, and not the "average" terrible video/audio quality I have heard is so common that our troops have to deal with.
Also, have you had bacon salt? Not sure if it is truly true but heard that in those "different" countries where they have issues with pork you guys have to miss out on bacon.
If that is true then I would love to send you a few bottles of bacon salt. It is allowed in the Middle East because it is kosher, vegetarian and on many dishes it does taste like bacon.
The creators of it actually have an option on their site called "Operation Bacon Salt" http://baconsalt.com/operationbaconsalt/about.html
Where you can order bacon salt or have some sent to troops at a military address overseas at a 50% discount. Current troops who order also get the 50% off, just make sure to use the discount.
Thanks for all you are doing, wishing you and all the other troops the best and a safe and swift return.