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How to Join

Step 1

Find a local CAP Senior or Composite Squadron 

Step 2

Contact the squadron and arrange to visit a meeting 

Step 3

Attend a meeting

Step 4

Complete the Membership Application and FD 258 Fingerprint Card (available at your squadron).

Download the Senior Membership Application

Annual membership dues vary by state.

Click here for the membership dues table

Step 5 

Submit your application, fingerprint card and dues through one of the following ways:

Mail

Checks (made payable to Civil Air Patrol) or money orders are accepted for dues payment. 

If paying by credit card, include the information listed below to process the application. The required 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 your completed application, fingerprint card and dues payment to:

Civil Air Patrol/DP

105 S. Hansell St. Bldg 714

Maxwell AFB, AL  36112 

Expedited Mail 

FedEx and UPS are both delivered directly to the National Headquarters building.   Priority Mail from the United States Postal Service may be delayed several days while it is routed through the Air Force base mail system.  

When your application is received at National Headquarters, it is date stamped and processed in order by the date it arrived.  You will receive an automated welcome email when the membership is processed.    

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