CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. —
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton will host the Sesame
Street and USO “Experience for Military Families,” at the base theater Tuesday and
This is the USO’s longest running and free traveling tour based on Sesame Street’s
military families initiative. Its stateside return is complete with a fresh new look and a
brand new character named Katie; a military child who, with the help of her Sesame pals,
learns to deal with her fears and excitement about relocating after her parent’s
deployment. Created exclusively for this tour, Katie was first introduced to military
families in April 2011 by Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Biden at a Joining Forces rally in
The “Experience for Military Families” made its debut in July 2008 to help families deal with the challenges of deployment and homecomings. Since the tour's inception four years ago, the tour has taken its message to more than 248,000 troops and military families, and performed 433 shows on 131 military bases in 33 states and eleven countries.
The media is cordially invited to cover the first event on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
******MEDIA COORDINATION INSTRUCTIONS******
Media interested in covering this event must call the Camp Pendleton Media Relations Office at (760) 725-5044 and must RSVP no later than noon Monday, August 13. Members of the media who have RSVP'd will meet at Camp Pendleton's SAN LUIS REY GATE at 2:30 p.m. on TUESDAY to be escorted to the event.