Children & Deployment

Kids Have Feelings, Too

Phone: (910) 432-3742
Location: Soldier Support Center, 3rd floor
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm



What is the puppet show about?
The cast from SGT Mike’s Neighborhood (Rachel, Tommy, and SGT Mike) explore their feelings and learn how to deal with deployment and reunion issues that many military families go through with music, lights, and dance. We have three shows available:

  • SGT Mike’s Dance Warehouse (All deployment cycles)
  • Far Away (Pre-Deployment)
  • Coming Home (Reunion) 



Who is the puppet show designed for?
Each one of the SGT I. Mike’s puppet shows are an extremely useful tool to help the children explore the many emotions and problems associated with all cycles of the deployment process.  It was designed for children between ages 4-12 years old and their parents. Parents are required to attend the show to use as a gateway into a conversation about the deployment cycle with their child/children.




How long is the show?
The show runs about 15 minutes.




Can I request the puppet show for my FRG?
Yes, you may submit a request at least two weeks in advance for Battalion level events and higher.  The puppet show is high-tech so we will require an electrical outlet.  If the event is being held outside, a level area is needed and tent to cover the puppet stage.  We will contact you 1 week and then again 2 days prior to the event for final confirmation.





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