WASHINGTON, D.C (ABC4) – Congressman Chris Stewart renames a Utah bombing range in honor of a former Congressman, Monday.
On January 11, Congressman Stewart introduced a bill to rename the Utah Test and Training Range to, the Bishop Utah Test and Training Range, in honor of former-Congressman Rob Bishop.
“Throughout his time in Congress, Mr. Bishop was a strong and consistent advocate for Hill Air Force Base, Utah Test and Training Range, and our veterans. No one stood stronger in defense of our men and women in uniform. I can’t think of a better way to honor the work and legacy of my good friend than renaming this indispensable military asset after him,” shares Stewart in a statement.
Senator Mitt Romney will propose similar legislation to the senate.
The Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) is a Department of Defense (DoD) Major Range and Test Facility Base that provides an ideal location for operational test and evaluation for weapons requiring a large safety footprint.
The UTTR is also the only location capable of supporting overland testing of cruise missiles and used in a training capacity for air-to-air-combat, air-to-ground inert and live practice bombing and gunnery training by DoD aircrews.
The UTTR provides a vast area of realistic terrain for world-class tests and training scenarios to ensure the warfighter is prepared to deploy at a moments’ notice to win any conflict with decisive air and space power.
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