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Mission and Vision

Command Mission Statement
The mission of Naval Air Facility El Centro is to support the combat training and readiness of the Warfighter.   This includes air operations support to operational fleet and training squadrons as well as squadrons from other services (USMC, USA, USAF) and Allies.

Command Vision
The vision for Naval Air Facility El Centro is to be the Navy’s premier tactical training air installation - providing world class operations, world class facilities and the highest quality of life for our personnel and their families.

Command Identity
We are the finest air installation in the world. We are unique. No air installation provides the combat training that we provide. We set our standards higher and we achieve our goals. We are committed to excellence in everything we do. We are the best because we want to be the best.

Command Philosophy

  • We execute the mission of our installation – supporting combat readiness – every single day with 100% dedication and focus.
  • We are a team; every member of this organization is critical to mission success.
  • We respect each other and we place team and mission ahead of self.
  • We respect our similarities and our differences and we create and sustain a positive working environment.
  • We are excellent stewards of the resources with which we have been entrusted.
  • Our safety standards are rigid; we execute our mission with by-the-book procedures and we keep a close watch on each other.
  • We achieve and maintain the highest quality of condition and appearance of everything on our installation.
  • We are committed to the personal and professional development and advancement of our people.
  • Everything we do and every resource we commit is directly linked to Fleet, Fighter, and Family.
  • We are committed to the highest quality of life for our personnel and their families.
  • We communicate as a team, both up and down the chain of command.
  • We do everything with professionalism, pride and class.
  • We are committed to excellence in all that we do.
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