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Step 1. Visit a meeting

The best way to learn more about CAP is to attend a meeting.  You’ll have a chance to see how meetings are run and what types of activities are available.  You should visit all the squadrons that are convenient to you.  Each squadron has a different leadership, culture and volunteer opportunities. Goddard Cadet Squadron is different from other units.  Each unit has their own niche, visit a few local units and find the one that fits you best!

This also allows the squadron commander and cadet staff to meet with each prospective member and get a feel for them.  This helps to provide information about the program and find if our unit is a good fit for you.  

**NOTE - CAP membership is a privilege and not a right.  The Commander may accept or deny an application for any reason provided civil rights are not violated.  CAP is a unique program and while most will fit in, not every person is right for our unit.

 

Step 2. Membership Application

Your local CAP squadron should provide you with a membership application, fingerprint card (for adults), inform you of the amount of annual dues, and if they require any squadron dues.   Cadets can now apply online - ask your local squadron for more information.

Download the membership applications here:        SENIOR            CADET

Annual membership dues vary by state.  You can view the membership dues table here.  Incorrect dues will delay the processing of your membership.

Applications without the squadrons commander's signature will not be processed.  So make sure you have it!
 
 
Step 3. Send in your application 
 

Cadet Applications
Submit Online, by Fax or Mail 
  Online    
Your squadron commander can provide information about completing your membership application online. 
 
  Fax  
 

You can fax applications to 334-953-7771.  Please include a cover sheet with credit card information to process the application.  The necessary information includes:
  • Type of Card - Visa, MasterCard or Discover
  • Card Number
  • Expiration Date
  • 3 Digit Security Code on the Back of the Card
  • Name on Card 
Mail
 

Checks made payable to Civil Air Patrol or money orders are accepted for dues payment.   You can mail your completed application and dues payment to:

Civil Air Patrol/DP
105 S. Hansell St. Bldg 714
Maxwell AFB, AL  36112

 Expedited Mail
If you would like to expedite the mailing of your application, we strongly recommend sending it via FedEx or UPS.  Both services deliver directly to NHQ.  

All USPS mail must be routed and sorted through the base post office before CAP receives it.  Priority USPS can be delayed several days while it is routed through the base.  
 

 

Senior Applications
Submit by Mail 
 
Mail
Checks made payable to Civil Air Patrol or money orders are accepted for dues payment.   You can mail your completed application, fingerprint cards and dues payment to:

Civil Air Patrol/DP
105 S. Hansell St. Bldg 714
Maxwell AFB, AL  36112
 Expedited Mail
If you would like to expedite the mailing of your application, we strongly recommend sending it via FedEx or UPS.  Both services deliver directly to NHQ.  

All USPS mail must be routed and sorted through the base post office before CAP receives it.  Priority USPS can be delayed several days while it is routed through the base.  


Once CAP receives your application package, it is date stamped and processed in order by the date it arrived.  Applications are usually processed the next business day after arriving at National Headquarters. 

The member will receive an automated welcome email when the membership is processed.    


Additional information for current USAF Airmen:

Civil Air Patrol Reserve Assistance Program (CAPRAP)


 In accordance with CAPR 36-1, a copy of the following letter should be posted at every unit location or made available to all members in the unit. Additionally, commanders at every level will ensure that the CAP Nondiscrimination Policy is briefed to all members within their respective commands, as required by CAPR 36-1. 

  CAP Non Discrimination Policy