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    March 11, 2019
    NAVAL AIR FACILITY EL CENTRO — After the nearly three quarters of a century, the air field here has a name, and as far as the Chief of Naval Air Training is concerned, Hollywood couldn’t have cast a better person for its namesake.

    “Every single thing about Alexander Vraciu screams movie.” said Rear Adm. Gregory M. Harris, the keynote speaker at Friday’s naming ceremony, which included base personnel, local guests of honor, and some 80 members of the Vraciu family, including all five of this children.

    Tom Bodus, Staff Writer-I.V. Press