Griffin Congratulates Little Rock Air Force Base On Air Show Award
WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement congratulating Little Rock Air Force Base on being awarded the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award by the International Council of Air Shows:
“My family and I had a great time at the Little Rock Air Force Base air show in September. Its success demonstrates the excellent relationship between the ‘The Rock’ and the community. I congratulate LRAFB, the Community Council and everyone else involved in earning the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award—another well-deserved recognition of ‘The Little Rock Difference.’”
According to the International Council of Air Shows’ website, the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award is “presented each year to the military base which in planning and implementing its air show or air event, not only exhibits traditional community relations as it considers the needs of its civilian neighbors, but sets new standards of excellence in this area by including its community in the planning, execution and rewards of the event.”
Rep. Griffin has worked with Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council members to develop “The Little Rock Difference: Rock & ROLE” awareness campaign. “Rock” is for “The Rock,” which is the nickname of LRAFB and how the community affectionately refers to LRAFB. “Role” is for the guiding principles of “ROLE”—“Responsive,” “One Team,” “Leading,” and “Excellence”—which the LRAFB community and the local community embody.