Join CAP

We at Coastal Patrol 18 Civil Air Patrol, are always looking for volunteers and members. From ages 12 and Up. Contact Us Today To Find Out How To Attend A Meeting. Meetings run every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm. You will need base clearance : contact Colonel Lynch: 774-208-3365  or contact us online.

If you are not within the Barnstable County Area. You can use find a squadron tool.

Find A Squadron

Step 1. Choose A Squadron
After you read the blelow here are some useful links:     Teen Faq / Adult Faq

The local squadron is the best place to find answers to specific questions about membership (examples: What would I do in CAP? How often do you have extra activities? How quickly can I become a CAP Pilot?)

Types of Squadrons

SENIOR – Senior squadrons only have an adult program for senior members 18 years of age and older. Cadets are not accepted into senior squadrons.

CADET – Cadet squadrons only have a youth program for cadets. There are senior members in this program, but their purpose is to manage the youth program. Adults can join if their primary interest is working with the cadets.

COMPOSITE – Composite squadrons have both a senior and a cadet program. Some squadrons are special school units. These units have a charter number that starts with an 8, like CA 801, and generally only students who attend the school can participate in that squadron.

GROUP – A Group is an administrative unit and does not usually accept new members.

Step 2. Contact the squadron.

 Call or email the contact person and confirm the meeting date, time and location. You can also take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about membership eligibility. Please keep in mind that the number or email available is often the personal contact for the CAP member. All of our members are volunteers and try to respond to membership inquiries as soon as possible, so please give them a few days to respond. If you encounter a wrong number or incorrect email address or otherwise have difficulty contacting the local unit, please email via contact us online page for assistance.

Step 3. 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 has different leadership, culture and volunteer opportunities. Find the squadron that best fits your needs. You may be required to attend 3  meetings before joining.

Step 4. Membership Application Process. The local CAP squadron should provide you with a membership application, fingerprint card (for adults) and inform you of the amount of dues. You can also download the membership applications here: CADET Membership / Senior Mebership

Membership dues vary by state check with your squadron commander for current dues. 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 5. 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