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History

Originally the planned site of the Imperial County airport, the Navy leased the facility for use as a Marine Corps Air Station in 1942.  The formal establishment of the installation took place on July 24, 1943.  The installation operated as a Marine Corp Air Station until disestablishment and subsequent re-establishment to the Navy in May 1946.  In 1979 the facility was designated Naval Air Facility El Centro.

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