Ready to join CAP as an active adult or youth member? Here’s how to get started.

NOTE: Squadron 904 is a Composite Squadron and has both a senior and cadet program.

Step 1. Contact the squadron.
Use the contact us form (link below) and confirm the meeting date, time and location. You can also take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Please keep in mind that all of our members are volunteers. We try to respond to membership inquiries as soon as possible, but please give us a day or two to respond.
Contact Us

Step 2. Visit the squadron. 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 our meetings are run and what types of activities are available. You may attend a full meeting or partial meeting depending on your schedule, however, staying for the entire meeting gives you a chance to learn more about the program.

Step 3. Membership Application Process. After attending two meetings, the squadron will provide you with a membership application, fingerprint card (for adults) and inform you of the amount of dues. The application will be signed on the third meeting you attend. The application must be signed by the Squadron Commander or his/her designee. You can also download the membership applications here: SENIOR CADET

Applications for CADET membership has moved to an online system. Paper applications are still accepted but take longer to process. You will be provided more information about the online application during your visit. Applications for SENIOR membership are not accepted online and must be done through the mail-in 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.

Step 4. Mail your completed application, fingerprint card (for adult members) and dues (made out to Civil Air Patrol) to:

Civil Air Patrol
Membership Services
105 S. Hansell St Bldg 714
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112