As Commanding Officer of Naval Air Facility El Centro, I welcome you to the 2016 NAF El Centro Air Show. The men and women of NAF El Centro are honored to host this open house event and hope that you enjoy the show as much as we enjoy bringing it to you. This year's show offers a wide variety of aircraft, both military and civilian, that will thrill all aviation enthusiasts. From aerial demonstrations to static displays, we have something for everyone.
We are proud of the ongoing superb relationship we share with the surrounding communities in the Imperial Valley. This open house is one small way we have of saying "thank you" for your constant support of the base and our personnel. We are privileged to have called El Centro and the Imperial Valley home for over 70 years and we look forward to being here for a long time. Though the great weather in El Centro is a driving force in the training we do here, the OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SUPPORT that we enjoy from the people of the Valley is the real key to our continued success. Your patriotic support and hospitality understanding enables us to "train like we fight" and is vital to the effectiveness of our military forces in combat.
Thank you for your participation and enjoy the show!
CAPT William C. Doster, USN
NAF El Centro