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New commander at Utah Test and Training Range

A photo of a change of command

The 388th Fighter Wing's Utah Test and Training Range welcomed a new commander today as Lt. Col. James Buessing took over, following Col. Brad Bashore's transition the the 388th Operations Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Lt. Col. James Buessing assumed command of the Utah Test and Training Range today during a ceremony here. Buessing takes over after Col. Brad Bashore transitioned to command the 388th Operations Group.

The 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.