“Fort Knox” is Now in Stars & Stripes!

We just received word  from “Fort Knox” comic strip creator and military brat, Paul Jon, that as of August 1st, Stars and Stripes newspaper is carrying his funny, family friendly, a personal favorite of ours. Be sure to check it out!

You can contact Paul Jon on his Facebook fanpage and you can also download his USO-inspired coloring sheets by clicking on the image below.  They print out on standard-size paper and are perfect for tucking into a letter or care package!

If your kids are having fun coloring these, let us know!  Snap a pic of your kiddo with his/her crayons and send it to us in an email.  We’ll feature some of our favorites in a future blog…

Did We Tell You How to Get to Sesame Street?

Landon Morgan, age 18 months gets a kiss from his father Specialist Benjamin Morgan before the start of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families at Fort Knox Army base in Kentucky, April 18, 2010. Phase IV of the traveling show kicked-off at Fort Knox with shows on April 17th and 18th. (USO Photo by Pat McDonogh)

It’s easy to get to Sesame Street: catch up with the Sesame Street/USO Experience on a base near you!  Phase IV kicked off stateside in April and will be on tour through September.  We’ve listed May’s schedule at the end of this post and you can see the full schedule online by clicking here.  We hope to see you there!

In the meantime, enjoy some pictures from the kick-off event at Fort Knox and a quick video from their stop at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling…

Hundreds of military familes gather at the Natcher Gym in Fort Knox, Kentucky for the Sesame Street /USO Experience for Military Families, April 18, 2010. The free traveling tour for military families is making it's second trek across the U.S. and kicked-off with three shows at the Fort Knox Army facility. (USO Photo by Pat McDonogh)

Jaylee Sarrazin gets up close and personal with the Sesame Street characters on a sign at the entrance to Natcher Gym in Fort Knox, Kentucky, April 18, 2010. The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families kicked-off the traveling tour's return to the U.S. with three shows at Fort Knox Army base. (USO Photo by Pat McDonogh)

Military families at Fort Knox Army base in Kentucky enjoy some quality time together while attending the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families performance, April 18, 2010. (USO Photo by Pat McDonogh)

May Schedule
Aberdeen Proving Grounds – Maryland – May 1 – 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Fort Belvoir – Virginia – May 2 – 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
JB Andrews – NAF Washington – Maryland – May 4 – 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
MCB Quantico – Virginia – May 6 – 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; May 7 – 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
NAS Patuxent River – Maryland – May 9 – 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Langley AFB – Virginia – May 13 – 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Joint Expeditionary Base West Little Creek – Fort Story – Virginia – May 15 – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; May 16 – 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
MCAS Cherry Point – North Carolina – May 19 – 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.; May 20 – 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
MCB Camp Lejeune – North Carolina – May 22 – 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., May 23 – 1:00 p.m.
Shaw AFB – South Carolina – May 26 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; May 27 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Fort Jackson – South Carolina – May 28 – TBD