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Stewart Renames Utah Bombing Range to Honor Bishop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) 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. Following the bill’s introduction, Rep. Stewart released the following statement.  

“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.” – Rep. Chris Stewart

Original cosponsors include Rep. John Curtis (UT-03), Rep. Blake Moore (UT-01), and Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04). 

More about the Utah Test and Training Range:

The Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR) is a Department of Defense (DoD) Major Range and Test Facility Base and 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. The UTTR is 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 test and training scenarios to ensure the war fighter is prepared to deploy at a moments’ notice to win any conflict with decisive air and space power.

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