[caption id=“attachment_3322” align=“alignright” width=“270” caption=“Five year old Seth Fasnacht © and other children gather near the stage at the end of the show to touch Elmo and the other characters. Fasnacht's father is a chaplain at the NAS. (Mark Matson for USO)”][/caption]
The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families continues its Stateside tour…deep in the heart of Texas! Military kids and their families enjoyed another fun-filled show, jam-packed with music, songs, and life lessons along the way. We’re bringing you the latest pictures, from Corpus Christi, and encourage you to visit our Flickr set for more group shots from many of the Stateside tour stops.
The Washington Times recently reported on the tour, and the impact is has on military families: “The message has been helpful; [my kids] came up talking about their feelings,” said Luelisse Torres-Rodriguez, a mother of two whose husband is a major in the Army, often deployed for one to six months at a time. Her family went to the 25-minute show twice at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., which “made [the children’s] day,” she said. "And it let me become a kid, too.“
Click here to see the full schedule for 2010 and check below to see if we’ll be in a town near you in July!
Fort Bliss - Texas - July 10 - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; July 11 - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Cannon AFB - New Mexico - July 14 - 3:00 p.m.; July 15 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Fort Hood - Texas - July 17 - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; July 18 - 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tinker AFB - Oklahoma - July 21 - 2:30 p.m.; July 22 - 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. McConnell AFB - Kansas - July 24 - 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Fort Riley - Kansas - July 28 - 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.; July 29 - 10:00 a.m.and 6:00 p.m. Peterson AFB - Colorado - July 31 - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
[caption id="attachment_3326” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“A young fan reaches for a "high five” from Cookie Monster at the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families on July 3, 2010 at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. (Mark Matson for USO)“][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3325” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Two year old Mario Matinez reaches out with his toy. He and his brother Victor and mother Marlene attended the show. His father Victor Matinez is serving in Afghanistan. (Mark Matson for USO)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_3324” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“It's fun for the whole family as (L-R) Tiara Mitchell (5), Macayla Elmore (3) and Aniya Elmore (6), play with their Sesame Street toys while waiting for the show to begin. (Mark Matson for USO)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_3327” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Six year old Hailey Brown waves a big "hello” to Zoe - as always, wearing her beloved tutu - during the performance. (Mark Matson for USO)“][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_3323” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Seven year old Lupita Vargas ties a USO bandana around her head as she gets ready for the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families was presented July 2, 2010 at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. (Mark Matson for USO)”][/caption]
More from the USO
Jul 20, 2016
'We’re Here for the Soldiers’: How One Volunteer Couple Answered the Call to Serve at USO Fort Hood
Anne Cosper always wanted to volunteer at the USO. So when her daughter, who currently serves in the U.S. Army, was reassigned to Fort Hood – only an hour drive from her Georgetown, Texas, home – she decided it was the perfect opportunity to get involved at the USO center on base.
Jul 20, 2016
How USO SeaTac’s ‘Banana’ Bob Got His Nickname
Bob Harris first began volunteering at the USO Northwest Seattle-Tacoma International Airport center in 2013. Shortly after he started, he was asked if he’d be interested in picking up donated bananas and bringing them to the airport center once a week. It wasn’t long after his first delivery that Bob realized the donations runs had earned him a new nickname.