NAF El Centro Fleet & Family Readiness Programs

Two hours from downtown San Diego in the Imperial Valley lies Naval Air Facility El Centro. As the winter home to the world famous Blue Angels, El Centro is a wonderful stop to watch air operations or enjoy top-notch recreation facilities.

Each March, the El Centro Air Show marks the official start of air show season. Many military members and retirees stop in El Centro at the RV Park or dine at the Mirage Club in the newly renovated lounge. There are fitness facilities, swimming pools, driving range and a go-kart track that make this base a true desert oasis.

Upcoming Events

  • Karaoke Tuesdays!

    Every Tuesday • 8 pm-Midnight • Sundowner Club

  • Family Fun Day

    Every Sunday in August • 5-7 pm
    What a way to spend Sunday afternoon with family and friends! Eight (8) games of bowling, four (4) shoe rentals, four (4) Go-Kart rides, one (1) large (1 topping) pizza and four (4) soft drinks for ONLY $40!

  • Mongolian BBQ

    Every Thursday • 5-8 pm • $8.95
    You choose your veggies and meats and leave the cooking to us! $8.95 minimum.

  • Flick and Float

    Fridays, Varies • 8 pm • FREE

    • July29: Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG)
    • August 12: Inside Out (PG)
    • August 26: Jurrassic World (PG-13)
  • Biathlon - Swim/Run

    Friday, August 12 • 7 am • FREE • Large Pool
    Are you up for the challenge? Swim 500 Yards/5K Run.

  • Summer Palooza

    Friday, August 12 • 6:30-10 pm • FREE • Family Pool
    Fun for the entire family!

  • Mission Beach Day

    Saturday, August 13 • 8 am
    Mission Beach is well known for its beachfront amusement park, Belmont Park. It’s home to the famous Giant Dipper roller coaster, originally built in 1925 and since restored. Belmont Park also features other rides such as bumper cars, the tilt-a whirl, carousel, plus arcade, games, laser tag, shops and restaurants. It’s entertainment for the whole family! Transportation fee: FREE single sailors (ages 18-24), $5 active duty/dependents, $8 all other MWR patrons.

  • Shuffleboard Tournament

    Wednesday, August 17 • 5 pm
    Two players per team. Sign up at the Oasis Liberty Center or Sundowner Club.

  • CrossFire Tournament

    Tuesday, August 23 • 5 pm • FREE • Sports Center
    Prize awarded to first place!

  • La Jolla Indian Reservation Camping

    Saturday, August 27 • 6 am
    Beautiful landscapes will captivate you as you tube down the San Luis Rey River. The La Jolla Indians keep their land clean and natural so you can enjoy your camping experience. Fee includes transportation, entrance to camping site, tubes, coolers, tents, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, wood, breakfast, lunch, dinner, water and s’mores. Feel free to bring snacks and special drinks, no glass containers. Transportation fee: FREE single sailors, $10 active duty/dependents, $15 all other MWR patrons.

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