Some of the best known characters from Sesame Street are visiting Nellis Air Force Base this week.
The Sesame Street/USO Experience held two performances at the Youth Center Gym Tuesday and will have two more Wednesday. The shows are at 2 and 5:30 p.m.
Besides the Sesame Street regulars, including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover, the performance includes a new character created specifically for military kids. Katie, who is a military child, was introduced last year by first lady Michelle Obama and the wife of vice president Joe Biden, Jill Biden. During the performance, Katie will learn to deal with the changes that come with her family being relocated.
The tour has already taken the message to more than 248,000 military families. It has been performed at 131 military bases in 33 states and 11 countries.