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Sesame Street performs for military families on Pendleton

By Sgt. Trevon S. Peracca | | August 5, 2014

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The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families performed, July 31 and, Aug. 1 at the base theater for military and their guests. This year marks the tours fourth year visiting military installations in the U.S. and abroad.

The USO created the show to help service members and their families deal with challenges they face, such as deployments, homecomings and relocations. The tour features several Sesame Street characters along with Katie, a military child who was created exclusively for this tour.

“The Sesame Street/USO tour was created six years ago and we couldn’t be more proud of all the moments we have had at home and abroad,” said John I. Pray, Jr., USO president and CEO. “As we celebrate the kick-off of our latest installment and venture out to visit, entertain and uplift even more military families this year – we are grateful to our family at Sesame Street who not only understand the unique challenges today’s military families face but also share our commitment to supporting them every step of the way.”

Since the first appearance in July 2008, The Sesame Street/USO tour has shared their message with more than 412,000 military personnel and families.

They have performed 735 shows, on 144 military installations in 33 states and 11 countries.

(Story by: Trevon S. Peracca)

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