Griffin Helps Launch "The Little Rock Difference: Rock and ROLE'

Press Release

By:  Tim Griffin
Date: June 21, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after helping to launch "The Little Rock Difference: Rock & ROLE" awareness campaign in conjunction with the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council:

"Little Rock Air Force Base plays a critically important role in our nation's defense capabilities and is an integral part of Arkansas's economy, culture and family. The partnership between "The Rock' and the community is a unique example of excellence, and, together, they are one team and responsive to the needs of each other. This is how LRAFB and the Community Council differentiate themselves from other communities with air bases and what led to the creation of "The Little Rock Difference.' This relationship has been recognized twice in recent years by the U.S. Air Force with the prestigious Abilene Trophy. I was honored to help launch "The Little Rock Difference,' which will help bring national attention to this success story and build on LRAFB's tradition of responsiveness, teamwork, leadership and excellence."

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.

This week, the LRAFB Community Council was presented with the Abilene Trophy, which recognizes the community that provides the "finest support" to an Air Mobility Command unit. This is the second time the Council has received this award.