HOW TO GET STARTED
Visit our squadron meeting three times
We meet nearly every Wednesday at
Anderson airport from 6:30-9:00 PM.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of age
or ability. See calendar on our home page.
C.A.P. has a history of inclusion and
we do not haze. Have a
conversation with squadron leaders
about how we can properly and discreetly
accommodate any special needs.
Cadet membership (ages 12 through 20)
in Indiana costs $35 per year.
When you are ready to register,
all the details you need will be provided.
Additional expenses are listed below.
Adults are also welcome; see below.
Read the Prospect Packet
Read the Parent's Guide
Read the New Cadet Guide
Read C.A.P. Magazine
Parents are welcome, too!
Click this link for details.
Assemble a uniform
We have most ABU* pieces on hand, but cadets need
all-black, military-style boots** ($20-$150), boot socks, a
sand-colored t-shirt, and an ABU cover (~$8). We can
provide a name tape ($4.50), an IN Wing patch ($2.50),
and a Civil Air Patrol tape ($2).
There is no hurry; however, a uniform reinforces our
core values and helps cadets feel a part of the team.
Until you have a complete ABU or BDU, you can wear
black trousers or skirt, a white blouse or button-
down shirt, black socks, belt, and dress shoes.
The only exception is PT night, when you should
wear black shorts, black t-shirt, and running shoes.
Later, after your first promotion, you will receive
a $100 voucher toward the purchase of a blues
uniform, which is usually around $175. See
https://cap.vanguardmil.com for components you
will buy. As with the ABUs, we may have some
on hand, and you may be able to find some
components elsewhere. Sizing charts are here:
*Woodland green BDUs are being phased out June 2021.
There is no plan to move to OCP.
**Affordable, quality boots can be a real pain to find. Rose's ($20),
but don't buy the ones that look like "high top" shoes. Walmart $42.
Kmart $30-45. More expensive options include Work Wear in Muncie,
Indianapolis Army-Navy, and, of course, Amazon and other online
options; just be sure to search for high ratings and reviews.
Note that boots with a zipper are easier to put on and take off.
Optional First Aid Certification
Our squadron is working to be Emergency Services qualified.
If you are at all interested in search-and-rescue training, let us know
right away so we can include you in the next training group,
or you may have to find your own, more expensive class.
Information for Adult Members
Overview for adult members
Adult member FAQ
Adult members are youth leaders
How to join as an adult member
Senior Member Welcome Booklet
Adult sponsor members (transportation and
basic supervision of cadets) can join
for $35/year plus one-time fingerprinting (~$10).
Adult full members in Indiana cost $65/year,
plus one-time fingerprinting (~$10).
The adult corporate uniform is gray slacks, a
navy blue polo ($37-$48 plus $9 for name to be
embroidered), black dress shoes, socks, and belt.
Adult members may opt to wear gray
tactical pants and/or black tactical boots.
If the U.S. Air Force grooming standards can
be met, adult members are encouraged to wear
a BDU, ABU, blues, or aviator uniform to meetings.