Naval Air Facility El Centro is located in the heart of Southern California's Imperial Valley. It is a two hour drive from San Diego and Palm Springs, one hour from Yuma, AZ, and fifteen minutes from the Mexican border.
With our year-round great flying weather and the proximity of several instrumented bombing ranges, we are an integral part of Naval Aviation Training.
Although small, NAF El Centro has a full array of support facilities: Commissary, Navy Exchange, Medical and Dental Clinics, Consolidated Officer/Chief Petty Officer and Enlisted Club, and a wide variety of recreational activities.
Our housing is far superior than that in most California locations. You will be impressed. We have 101 housing units for all pay grades available on base plus newly renovated barracks for our single Sailors.
2019 Air Show: On behalf of the men and women who serve and work at Naval Air Facility El Centro, I invite you to our 49th annual air show. It is our honor and privilege to host this free event, which features a wide variety of military and civilian flight performances that are sure to thrill any aviation enthusiast. The flight line will also feature static displays of past and present aircraft, a car show, vendors with concessions and air show memorabilia, and plenty of activities for families to enjoy. Explore the flight line and its many attractions, or just sit back and enjoy the show. For more information "Click Here."