Membership Application Process and Forms
- Find a local CAP squadron by visiting: http://cap.findlocation.com (Note: The unit locator cannot be accessed from military computers.)
All active CAP members join through a local squadron. You can find squadrons near you by entering your zip code or city and state on our online unit locator: http://cap.findlocation.com. The local squadron is the best place to find answers to specific questions about membership.
- Contact the Squadron via our "Contact" page.
- Visit a meeting. The best way to learn more about what you can do in 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 is structured differently (see section below on types) and has different leadership, culture, and volunteer opportunities. Visiting different squadrons helps you find the squadron that best fits your needs.
- Membership Application Process*. The local CAP squadron should provide you with (or provide you information on where to access...) a membership application, fingerprint card (for adults) and inform you of the amount of dues. You can also download the Anderson Composite Squadron membership applications below.
*Note: the Anderson Composite Squadron requires three consecutive weekly meeting visits before a member can submit an application.
- Membership dues vary by state and you can view our membership dues table here. Make sure you check the dues before sending in your application. Incorrect dues amount will delay the processing of your membership.
Note: Applications without the squadrons commander's signature will not be processed.
- Mail your completed application, fingerprint card (for adult members) and dues (made out to Civil Air Patrol) to:
Civil Air Patrol
105 S. Hansell St Bldg 714
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112