of their jobs.
Some of the areas
available for members to serve include:
|Search and Rescue
Seniors can participate as either active or patron
members of the organization. Businesses can support the Civil Air
Patrol mission and the Danville Organization through a special
Senior membership is open to adults 18 years old and
older. Active seniors:
Participate in search and rescue
operations and homeland security
Assist federal agencies when disaster
Work with youth through cadet programs
Support CAP's communications network --
the most extensive in the nation
Assist federal agencies in the war on
To prepare the adult members for special missions, CAP
provides extensive training and education in more than 20 different
fields. Technical training is offered to members in related areas such
as flight operations, emergency services and communications. Members
can take advantage of additional training in management and executive
leadership as they progress through the ranks.
Active Duty Reservists can earn points toward
retirement in the CAPRAP program. (Call 334-953-5225 for more
information on this benefit.)
CAP Senior patron members
support the organization by maintaining a current membership and
participating in a limited capacity.
To join the Danville Composite Squadron as a Senior
Member, come to the weekly meeting at Danville Regional Airport
Tuesday nights from 6:30-9 p.m. New Membership dues are $61, which
includes the new member handbook. Renewal dues are $51.
membership is open to young people attending 6th grade through 18 years old. A
cadet can remain in the program until age 21. The cadet program provides
opportunities to develop leadership skills using the member's interest in
aviation. Cadets progress through a 16-step program of aviation and aerospace
activities at the local, regional and national levels. CAP national activates
focus on a variety of aviation, aerospace, search and rescue, and pararescue
courses. CAP cadets can compete for scholarships to help further their
education. CAP is proud to report that 10 percent of Air Force Academy
appointees are former CAP cadets. In addition, both West Point and Annapolis
admit many CAP cadets each year.
To join the Danville Composite Squadron as a Cadet Member, come to the
weekly meeting at Danville Regional Airport Tuesday nights from 6:30-9
p.m. New Cadet Membership dues are $33. Annual renewal is $33.
Cadet sponsor is a
special membership category that allows parents, grandparents, and legal
guardians to participate with their cadets. Cadet sponsors serve as chaperons,
provide transportation, and supervise cadets during squadron activities. Cadet
sponsors are offered discounted membership dues and have a limited volunteer
commitment. To become a Cadet Sponsor Member, fill out the Senior Member
Application and write "Cadet Sponsor Member" at the top.
category is designed for members of the educational community who are interested
in aerospace education. CAP Aerospace Education members receive more than 33
free educational products for grades K through 12. AEMs are also provided
additional materials such as lesson plans, teaching strategies and techniques
and a newsletter.
CAP sponsors the
National Congress on Aviation and Space Education, an annual gathering of
educators dedicated to furthering aerospace education. Recognized as the premier
educational symposium of its kind in the nation, the congress is held in a
different part of the country each year.