Salutes & Awards

June 6, 2014

Off into the wild blue yonder…

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Keeping with tradition, Col. Daniel D. Daetz is sprayed down with water and champagne by (center-left) his wife Esme, Douglas Daetz, his father,†and Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. The celebration followed Daetz’s final qualification flight aboard an F-16 May 29.

A retirement ceremony was held for him at Club Muroc May 30.

Daetz is retiring after 28 years in the Air Force. He is a distinguished graduate from the Air Force Academy.

After serving in various capacities as an F-15C Strike†Eagle pilot along with 22 combat missions in Southwest Asia, Daetz was selected to attend the U.S. Air†Force Test Pilot School where he became a distinguished graduate in 1999. He later served as commander of the 411th Flight Test Squadron and F-22 Integrated Test Force director. His final assignment was as vice commander for the 412th Test Wing.

He is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours in 35 different airframes.

He and his family will transition to Colorado.




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