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How to Join

YOUTH & ADULTS

Step 1

Contact the Squadron Commander, Major Gary A. Van Cott at 702-438-2102 or contact him by email at Gary.VanCott.nvwgcap.org and arrange to visit a meeting with your parents. 

Step 2

Attend our meeting on Monday night at 6:30 pm (6:00 pm for your first meeting) at 4511 West Cheyenne Avenue, Suite 500, North Las Vegas, NV 89032 (location is on the north side of the North Las Vegas Airport runway).  Due to mission requirements, meetings may change locations.  Recommend calling or emailing as instructed in Step 1 above.  On the second Monday of the the month we meet at Buckskin Basin Part, 7350 Buckskin Avenue (West Gowan Road & North Tenaya Way), Las Vegas, NV 89129 for physical training and testing for cadets.  UPDATE:  Our meetings are currently being conducted online using Microsoft Teams on Monday at 6:30 pm, please follow instructions in the step above. 

Step 3

Attend at least three weekly meetings.

Step 4

Complete the Membership Application  

The local CAP squadron will give you a membership application or provide you with the information on how to apply online. 

Download the Cadet Membership Application

Annual membership dues vary by state.

Click here for the membership dues table.

Step 5 

Submit your application through one of the following ways:

Online

Ask your squadron commander if you are eligible to apply online.  Only new cadets can join online.  Former members have to submit a paper application.

Fax 

Fax applications to 334-953-7771.  

Include credit card information 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

Dues can be paid by check made payable to Civil Air Patrol or by money orders.   

Mail your completed application 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 by Member Services at National Headquarters, it is date stamped and processed in order by the date it arrived.  The cadet will receive an automated welcome email when the membership is processed.    

 

ADULTS

 

Though Civil Air Patrol is known for its flying missions, CAP adults members, known as Senior Members, do so much more than just fly. In fact less than a fifth of all CAP members are pilots or aircrew members. CAP adult members come from all walks of life. Some are doctors, nurses, paramedics, or other medical professionals. Others are lawyers, paralegals, accountants, computer programmers, and other business professionals and executives. Really just about any career or background can be useful to and found in the ranks of the CAP adult membership. CAP supports a variety of missions that require adults from all walks of life.

In emergency services and operations CAP not only need aircrew members, but also ground team members to aid in the rescue of survivors or to assess damage after a disaster. CAP needs communications personnel to relay critical messages when there is limited or no telephone support.  Administrative staff, financial managers, logistics and supply personnel are needed to document missions and get personnel critical supplies and equipment in the field that they need to conduct missions.

CAP also needs adults to support the cadet program. CAP has over 23,000 cadets across the country that need mentors willing to help guide and support them. The cadet program provides young adults between the ages of 12 and 21 a well rounded program of leadership, aerospace education, physical fitness, and moral and ethical decision making. In today’s world we need good people who are willing to step up and help provide a healthy, drug-free environment to develop tomorrow’s leaders. Many former cadets have gone into the military, government jobs, or private sector employment where they can and do make a difference, and really excel. There are many military general officers that were once CAP cadets.  Senators and congressman, CEOs and others credit their success to CAP and the adult members who mentored them.

CAP needs adults for its aerospace education program. In addition to educating our own members, CAP’s adult leaders provide training and resources to teachers who reach out to students of all ages across the country.  Aviation and aerospace impacts the lives of Americans every day, and CAP works to ensure that citizens know how valuable aviation and aerospace is in our world. 

Step 1

Find a local CAP Senior or Composite Squadron 

Step 2

Contact the Squadron Commander, Major Gary A. Van Cott at 702-438-2102 or contact him by email at Gary.VanCott.nvwgcap.org and arrange to attend a meeting. 

Step 3

Attend our meeting on Monday night at 6:30 pm (6:00 pm for your first meeting) at 4511 West Cheyenne Avenue, Suite 500, North Las Vegas, NV 89032 (location is on the north side of the North Las Vegas Airport runway).  Due to mission requirements, meetings may change locations.  Recommend calling or emailing as instructed in Step 1 above.  On the second Monday of the the month we meet at Buckskin Basin Part, 7350 Buckskin Avenue (West Gowan Road & North Tenaya Way), Las Vegas, NV 89129 for physical training and testing for cadets.  UPDATE:  Our meetings are currently being conducted online using Microsoft Teams on Monday at 6:30 pm, please follow instructions in the step above. 

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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