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Senior Onboarding

So, you're over 18+ years old and would like to join the squadron? Welcome!


Prior to Joining

How to Join

  • Attend at least three meetings to ensure you're a fit for CAP and CAP is a fit for you

  • Complete the Membership Application

  • Complete the FD 258 Fingerprint Card (available at the squadron; other Senior Members should be available to assist)

  • Prepare payment of $75 annual membership dues (vary by state; covers National and Wing dues; does not cover annual Squadron dues

    • Check payable to Civil Air Patrol

    • Money Order payable to Civil Air Patrol

    • Credit Card, with payment details included:

      • Type of card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover)

      • Card number 

      • Expiration date 

      • 3 digital security code on back of card

      • Name on card

  • Secure membership application, fingerprint card, and payment within an page size envelope (pre-addressed envelopes available at the squadron)

  • Address envelope to:

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

  • Mail envelope with appropriate postage (personal expense)

  • Upon successful processing of the application, you'll be sent a CAP ID and temporary password to logon to eServices

  • It generally takes at least one week for National to process the application; to check on the status of an application, call National Headquarters @ +1 (877) 227-9142

  • Congratulations, welcome to the Civil Air Patrol 115th Composite Squadron!


  • Upon becoming a member, you're expected to be in uniform

  • Review CAP Regulation 39-1 for appropriate wear of the uniform

  • Uniform of the Day (UOD) may vary based on the nature of the meeting / activity; the polo is acceptable for most CAP occasions

  • Uniform items may generally be purchased from Vanguard Mil (there is often a 10% discount code available)

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