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Cadet Application Process:

Joining Civil Air Patrol is a very simple process.

We want to meet you and let you meet us before you make thedecision to join.

First: Consider your Location

Do you live in:
Cameron Park, Placerville, El Dorado,
Diamond Springs, Shingle Springs,
El Dorado Hills, Pollock Pines, or
surrounding areas of California

Do you live anywhere else in:
 The United States
Puerto Rico

Contact Squadron 85


Second: Visit a Squadron

Before you make the decision to join, we recommend attending 3 meetings to see what our program is like.  You will be greeted, given a brief orientation to our programs, and be able to participate in classes or activities that we are doing.  Please come and see what we do.

At the first of these three meetings we will conduct an orientation interview with you and your parent/guardian.  All applicants for cadet membership must meet the following prerequisites:
1. Twelve years old (and attending 6th grade) through 18 years old.
2. Enrolled in or graduated from a public or private school or college with a satisfactory record of academic achievement.
3. Not married.
4. Not a member of the active duty Armed Forces.
5. United States citizen or alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S..
6. Good moral character.

Third: Start the Application Process

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Fourth: If you have any questions - about the application process or the squadron, contact:

1st Lt Aaron Yanagihara
Squadron 85 Public Affairs Officer



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