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155th Composite Squadron - Civil Air Patrol

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LCS members use ELT to find signal from downed aircraft during exerciseAbout Membership: Civil Air Patrol, the official U. S. Air Force Auxiliary, is a civilian, volunteer, nonprofit, service organization with almost 62,000 members nationwide.

There are manyy ways you can contribute:

Senior Membership: Adults 18 years or older. Adult membership provides many opportunities to serve our community and nation:

  • Search & Rescue
  • Homeland Security
  • Disaster Relief
  • Work with youth through cadet programs
  • Support CAP's communication's network
  • Help fight war on drugs

To help prepare CAP adult members for special missions, extensive training and education in more than 20 different fields is provided.

More adult membership opportunities:

  • Patron members: financial supporters who maintain current membership through dues and participates in a limited capacity
  • Business members: any US corporation, partnership, proprietorship, or organization which applies for CAP membership in the of their organization

Cadet R. Hattan Planting flags during Memorial Day WeekendCadet Membership: Open to young people 12-18 years old. A cadet can remain in the program until age 21. As a cadet, you'll have opportunities to develop leadership skills using your interest in aviation.

Cadets progress through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and character development.

Cadets have opportunities to participate in many activities including search and rescue, disaster relief, survival training, radio communications, land navigation, model rocketry, leadership training, first aid, physical fitness, orientation flights (aboard a CAP or military aircraft) and much more.

Whatever your interests - survival training or flight training, leadership, astronomy - there's a place for you in the CAP cadet program.

CAP is proud to report that 10% of Air Force Academy appointees are former CAP cadets. Both West Point and Annapolis also admit many CAP cadets each year.

Cadet Sponsor Membership: This is a special category that allows parents, grandparents and legal guardians to participate with their cadets. Cadet sponsors serve as chaperones, provide transportation and supervise cadets during squadron activities.

Aerospace Education Membership: For educators interested in aerospace education. Members receive 33+ free educational products for grades K-12. You also receive lesson plans, teaching strategies and techniques, and a newsletter.

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For more information, contact Soni Cochran at 441-6745 or send an e-mail. You can also check out some of the activities we've been involved in by viewing photos.

If you do not live in or near Lancaster County, Nebraska, find a squadron near you HERE


155th Composite Squadron - Civil Air Patrol
2420 West Butler Avenue,