News happening around Little Rock Air Force Base
By Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell, 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 26, 2019
Thad Gray, Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council executive board member, receives the cornerstone award presented by U.S. Air Force Col. Gerald Donohue, 19th Airlift Wing commander and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Justin Strain, 19th AW command chief, at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, Feb. 19, 2019. Gray exemplified outstanding service and commitment to the men and women of Little Rock AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)
The 2018 Team Little Rock Cornerstone Award was presented to Thad Gray, Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council executive board member, at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, Feb. 19, 2019.
The Cornerstone Award was created to honor a prominent civic leader who exemplifies outstanding service and commitment to the men and women of Little Rock AFB and continues to strengthen the base’s foundation.
Gray was presented the award for displaying unending commitment and support to the base through his service to military members and their families. From 1989-2000, Gray served as an honorary commander and president of the Little Rock AFB Community Council. Currently, he serves as an executive board member for the council.
“We are only successful as a consequence of the robust support we receive from the community, especially from the leaders who are part of the Little Rock AFB Community Council,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Gerald Donohue, 19th Airlift Wing commander.
The Gray family has supported Little Rock Airmen and the base over generations. They donated land to the base and Gray’s father was one of the base’s “founding fathers.” His hard work and dedication to service members has inspired his son, Daniel Gray, to carry on the support shown to Airmen from the community as a member of the Little Rock AFB Community Council.