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

  • Take Five Coffee Bistro

    Take Five Coffee Bistro

    Take Five Coffee Bistro located in the Oasis Recreation Center is now open! We proudly serve Starbucks® Coffee and the Cheesecake Factory Bakery® pastries and Breakfast Burritos. For more information, call 760-339-2559.

  • Karaoke Tuesdays!

    Karaoke Tuesday

    Every Tuesday • 8 pm-Midnight • Sundowner Club

  • College of the Desert Street Fair Palm Desert

    Saturday, March 28
    Enjoy FREE admission to 340 vendors offering new merchandise, plus a Food Court, arts and crafts and a Farmers Market. It’s a great place to find one-of-a-kind gifts! Transportation Fee: $8 per person.

  • Special Egg Delivery

    Sunday, April 5 • CYP, Bldg. 3400
    CYP has teamed up with the Easter Bunny to deliver eggs to your residence Easter morning. Any child who finds a Golden Egg in their delivery receive a special surprise the following Monday when they bring the egg to the CYP. Sign up your family today ~ stop by CYP, Bldg. 3400!

  • Gold Star Wives Day

    Sunday, April 5
    The United States Navy officially recognizes the contributions and dedication of military widows with Gold Star Wives Day. It is a day to honor and recognize the contributions of the widows of military personnel who died on active duty or as the result of a service-connected cause.

  • Month of the Military Child Parade

    Wednesday, April 8 • 9:15 am
    April is the Month of the Military Child! Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger in l986 designated each April as "The Month of the Military Child." Recognizing the contribution that the military child makes as their parent or parents serve our nation, it is during April of each year that all branches of services provide special days and events to honor the family and their children. Join us for a family-friendly parade from CYP to the Flag Pole! Interested in volunteering? Please let the front desk know and sign up today!

  • Old Town San Diego

    Tuesday, April 14
    Explore, experience and enjoy! Visitors can take a look back into this era of the golden west. It is a community filled with great fiestas, politics and romance. Transportation Fee: $8.

  • Mother's Day Special

    Sunday, May 10 • 5-9 pm • $35 • Desert Lanes Bowling Center, Bldg. 485 • 760-339-2575
    3 go karts rides! 3 games of bowling! 3 shoe rentals! 1 large pepperoni pizza and 3 soft drinks. All for only $35.

  • Balboa Park San Diego

    Tuesday, May 12
    Balboa Park has grown into a trendy, historical mecca of culture and entertainment. With 1,200 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, it is the perfect place to spend an eventful and relaxing day. Plan to bring a picnic or dine at the park. Transportation Fee: $8.

  • American Kids Run

    Friday, May 15 • 3 pm • Navy Fitness Center
    Event takes place at the Navy Fitness Center.

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