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!

    Karaoke Tuesday

    Every Tuesday • 8 pm-Midnight • Sundowner Club

  • Farm Smart Tour

    Tuesday, February 9 • 8:30 am • $20 • Holtville, CA • 760-339-2486
    FARM SMART tours feature a research field tour, “u-pick” fresh vegetables, lunch, program about Yuma/Imperial Valley agriculture, entertainment, prizes and ice cream! Admission is $20 per person. Transportation Fee: $5/person. For more information call 760-339-2486.

  • Sweet Desert Extravaganza

    Tuesday, February 9 • 5-6 pm • $3 • CYP, Bldg. 3400 • 760-339-2486
    Come and enjoy a special Valentine treat served by our military teens! Child & Youth Programs, Bldg. 3400
    $3/person. For more information call 760-339-2486.

  • Mini Olympics

    Thursday, February 18 • 10 am-Noon • $5 • Family Pool, Bldg. 239 • 760-339-2486
    Become an “Olympian!” Our event includes an Olympic torch run, tricycle race, and pool dance-off followed by lunch and an awards ceremony. Let the games begin! $5 per person (includes lunch). For more information call 760-339-2486.

  • Downtown San Diego

    Wednesday, February 24 • 8 am • $5 • 760-339-2486
    Come along for an exploration of downtown San Diego! Explore the world's longest serving aircraft carrier - USS Midway Museum! Online tickets available for $8. Hit up the boutiques at Sea Port Village with the beautiful San Diego Harbor right in front of you. Plus, LIVE entertainment in the Food Court. Don't forget a five star shopping experience at Westfield Horton Plaza. A five-level outdoor shopping mall located in downtown, known for its bright colors, architectural tricks, and odd spatial rhythms. For more information call 760-339-2486.

  • Blue Angels 10K

    Saturday, March 5 • 8 am • Sunbeam Lake
    Celebrate the 5th Annual Blue Angels 10K Fun Run... it’s a family event for all ages! You can run, walk or bike the course, strollers are allowed. All participants receive an event t-shirt. Race begins at 8 am at Sunbeam Lake, on Sunbeam Lake Rd and ends at the Naval Air Facility El Centro’s Blue Angel Park.

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  • Entertainment and Food Festival

    Friday, March 11 • 5:30 pm • FREE • Hangar 6 • 760-339-2482
    It's air show time and we are having a party! Join us for the Entertainment and food Festival. Sample food from local Imperial Valley restaurants, live entertainment, plus enjoy fireworks and a Kids Zone! Fun for the whole family.

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  • El Centro Airshow

    Saturday, March 12 • Gates open at 9 am • FREE
    Join us for the NAF El Centro Airshow. Drawing a crowd of approximately 40,000 , it is the largest single-day event in the Imperial Valley.

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