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Congressman Moore tours Utah Test and Training Range

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (UT-1) and other standing in a missile transfer facility.

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (UT-1) is briefed by Lt. Col. Neil Copenhaver, 309th Missile Maintenance Group deputy commander, during a visit to a missile transfer facility at the Utah Test and Training Range, Utah, April 12, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore and others standing in a missile transfer facility.

Senior Master Sgt. Nathan Greene, 581st Missile Maintenance Squadron, speaks with U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (UT-1) during a tour of a missile transfer facility at the Utah Test and Training Range, Utah, April 12, 2021. The 75th Air Base Wing hosted the congressman to provide him with an overview of the testing and training that occurs at the range. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (UT-1), congressional staff, and base leadership standing while they observe a controlled detonation.

U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (UT-1), congressional staff, and base leadership observe a controlled detonation during a visit to the Utah Test and Training Rage, Utah, April 12, 2021. The 75th Air Base Wing hosted the congressman to provide him with an overview of the testing and training that occurs at the range. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Taylor Ferry)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- The 75th Air Base Wing hosted U.S. Rep. Blake Moore (UT-1) April 12 to provide him with an overview of the testing and training that occurs at the Utah Test and Training Range.

Located in northeastern Utah and eastern Nevada, the UTTR is approximately 100 miles from Hill AFB. Situated over 2,624 square miles (2.3 million acres) of DoD land, the range provides an ideal location for operational test and evaluation for weapons requiring a large safety footprint.

The UTTR contains the largest block of overland special use airspace in the United States and is the only location capable of supporting overland testing of cruise missiles. It is also used in a training capacity for air-to-air-combat, air-to-ground inert and live practice bombing and gunnery training by DoD aircrews.

This was the second time the congressman has met with Hill officials since taking office. Moore’s first visit was Feb. 16 at Hill AFB to show him how Team Hill executes its critical missions for the warfighter and employs combat power around the world.

Moore serves on the House Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on Natural Resources. The HASC is responsible for setting policy for the military as well as defense funding.