How to Become a Member

You can read all about the opportunities for members by clicking on the links below.
  • To find out about opportunities for cadets (ages 12-18), click here.
  • If you’re older than 18, find out how you can participate by clicking here.
Parents, Grandparents, and Legal Guardians of cadets, you can join as an adult member too! If you have limited time but would like to occasionally drive or chaperone events you can become a cadet sponsor member at reduced cost. Just ask at the unit you visit. 

If you’ve read enough and you’re interested in joining us, read on.

Step 1
Contact us. Click here for a contact form, fill it out, and we'll respond soon.

 Step 2

Attend three meetings. Ask lots of questions.

If you are visiting and you are over 18, let us know you're visiting and someone will show you around and answer any questions you may have. 

If you are visiting and you are under 18, bring your parents and your questions! The best way to get to know us is to jump right into formation (we'll show you how). Here's who will help you:
  • Cadet staff (young people in leadership positions),
  • Cadet Program senior members (adult leaders are called “senior members”),
  • The unit’s Deputy Commander for Cadets (senior member who leads the unit’s cadet program).

Step 3

Verify identity.  To accomplish this, you can either:

  1. Show us your passport, or 
  2. Show us 
    • One Federal-, State-, or School-issued photo ID, AND 
    • Your birth certificate or Social Security Card. 
There are a few other ways to accomplish this including some foreign passports, a permanent resident card, and more, but your local unit will help you with those details or you can read about them here

Step 4

Apply online (cadets) or by paper form (adults).

Note please: All adult members are required to be fingerprinted and undergo FBI screening.

What does it cost?

  • Senior Members: $53 (National & Wing Fee) + $30 (Squadron Dues)
  • Cadets: $35 (National and Wing Fee) + $23 (Squadron Dues, includes patch)
  • Cadet Sponsor Member: $30 (National Fee only, no Wing/Squadron Dues)
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