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Sesame Street to visit Vandenberg

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

Sesame Street and the United Service Organizations for military families will be performing here, at the Duane Wolfe Fitness Center, June 11.

The event will present two separate shows called “Katie is Moving to a New Base” and “Katie’s Family Transitions to Civilian Life.”

“The first show will be at 2 p.m. which covers children moving from place to place and permanent changes of duty station,” said Josie Cordova, 30th Force Support Squadron deputy director. “The second showing will be at 4:30 p.m. which is a new show that covers the transition of military life to civilian life and how it affects kids and their families.”

The event will feature Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Rosita and Katie--exclusively designed for military families.

“We have about 35 volunteers from the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, 30th Medical Group, 381st Training Group and other units from across the base,” said Cordova. “We’re going to be passing out little bandanas to the children from the USO. We have tickets and flyers that are already released and can be picked up for free at 30th FSS facilities.”

Tickets can be picked up at the bowling center, Child Development Center, Youth Center, Information Tickets and Travel and the Pacific Coast Club.

“Anyone with base access can attend,” said Cordova. “The event is aimed at military families but anyone who frequents our facilities can pick up tickets and bring their family members.”

A maximum of 900 people can attend the event. Attendees can choose between attending only one or both shows.

“Sesame Street is a very historic program,” said Chief Master Sgt. Kelli Widner, 30th FSS superintendent. “Many people have grown up watching the show. It helps our children learn basic social skills that are really important. By bringing the USO and Sesame Street to the base, it brings programs to our Airmen and their families. The event allows families to get out of their houses and enjoy an event exclusively designed for military families.”