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August 28, 2014

Sesame Street Muppets visit Fort Huachuca, ease stress of military relocation

Maranda Flynn
Staff Writer

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Outside of Barnes Field House Sunday, Fort Huachuca personnel, Family members and people from the local community line up to see the 6 p.m. showing of the Sesame Street Experience, the United Service Organization’s longest running, free, traveling show tour. Between the 2 and 6 p.m. show times, more than 1,000 people attended the event.

 
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Fort Huachuca Families hold up their Elmo toys during one of the two shows performed by the Sesame Street Experience/United Service Organization for Military Families at Barnes Field House Sunday. The performance showcased the importance of adjusting to change and the power of friendship as Elmo and his Sesame Street pals help Katie, a military child, open up about her fears and excitement as she deals with moving to a new place and making new friends.

 
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Through the power of song and dance, Rosita, Elmo, Grover and Cookie Monster, characters from the Sesame Street Experience/United Service Organization for Military Families tour, teach military children how to handle the stress of moving to a new place, Sunday, at Barnes Field House.

 
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As he and his Family arrive to watch the Sesame Street Experience at Barnes Field House, Troy Pettis, 2, is dressed for the event in his Elmo slippers and Sesame Street clothing. This year’s theme was “Moving to a New Place.”

 
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Anya, 11 months, and her father, John, receive a free toy as they enter the Sesame Street Experience/ United Service Organization for Military Families at Barnes Field House Sunday. The 45-minute show captured the attention of children of all ages.

 
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During the 6 p.m. performance Sunday, Katie, the main character on the Sesame Street Experience/United Service Organization for Military Families tour, represents a military child experiencing the stresses of her parents moving to a new duty station. This year marks the tour’s fourth year visiting military installations in the U.S. Their next stop is Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.

 
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Elmo gives Crystal, 2, a big, furry hug during the Sesame Street Experience/United Service Organization for Military Families tour Sunday. Throughout the 45-minute show, fans in the audience got to meet some of their other favorite characters like Grover, Cookie Monster, Rosita and one of the Honkers.




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