Media Advisory #14-009 The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families Tour

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Sesame Street characters Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Rosita and Katie (a new military character designed exclusively for military families), will visit Camp Pendleton on July 31 and August 1 as part of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families Tour.


Through the power of song and dance, the tour takes time out to thank troops for their service and sacrifice, and share special moments with military families through their 30-minute character performance.  Emphasizing the importance of adjusting to change and the power of friendship, Elmo and his Sesame Street pals help Katie – a military child who is moving to a new place – learn to face her fears, embrace change and get excited about relocating with her family.


This tour is in its sixth year and is the USO’s longest running, free traveling tour based on Sesame Street’s military families’ initiative. This year marks the tour’s fourth year visiting military installations in the U.S. and it has provided entertainment to more than 412,000 troops and military families.  It has also performed 735 shows on 144 military installations in 33 states and 11 countries.







Media interested in covering the show on July 31 at 3 p.m. must call the Camp Pendleton Media Relations Office at (760) 725-5044 or email no later than noon Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Members of the media who have RSVP’d will meet at Camp Pendleton’s San Luis Rey Gate at 2:30 p.m. on THURSDAY to be escorted to the event. For the latest Camp Pendleton updates follow us on Twitter @Pendletonscout.

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