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Future Senior Members

How to Join as a Senior Member

  1. After you attend three (3) squadron meetings, complete the FD 258 Fingerprint Card at the squadron.

  2. Download and fill out the application and have it verified by the squadron Personnel Officer.

  3. Provide forms of identification as specified in CAPR 39-2 Attachment 2 ID Requirements

  4. Fill out a money order or check for the appropriate membership category you desire, payable to National Headquarters CAP

    1. Active Member - $65

    2. Aerospace Education Member - $35

    3. Cadet Sponsor - $30

  5. Submit your completed and signed application, fingerprint card and dues through one of the following ways.

    1. Mail to 

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

    2. 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. 

  6. When your application is received at National Headquarters, it is date stamped and processed in the order it was received.  You will receive an automated welcome email when the membership application is processed.  If you have not heard anything within a week of mailing your application, you can contact CAP membership services at or call them at 1-877-227-9142.

Senior Member Welcome Booklet

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