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First Steps

Step 1

Attend three meetings at the "Scout Shack" each 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.

We highly recommend three separate visits (not necessarily consecutive) for you to get more of a feel for what we do, and a meeting with our squadron staff (usually at your second meeting) so we can find out what you would like to do in CAP, and how we can best work together.

Based on the east side of Camp Pendleton in Fallbrook at Fallbrook Community Airpark (L18), Squadron 87's main focus is to provide support in search and rescue, disaster relief, counterdrug operations, and other missions for the US Air Force, California Office of Emergency Services, the American Red Cross, and other government and humanitarian agencies.

Our members provide their skills as pilots and aircrew members, radio operators, ground crew, administrators, trainers, and other specialists in support of the squadron and on mission bases.

The "Scout Shack" is a community meeting center operated by the Fallbrook Volunteer Fire Department. It is located at 231 East Hawthorn. The meeting room is between the La Caseta Mexican Restaurant and the Pine Tree Lumber Yard.

Step 2

After your second of three orientation meetings, you may print and fill out CAP Form 12, and will be given an FD-258 fingerprint card for mandatory fingerprinting. (Note: Livescan is not accepted for this procedure; the FD-258 that is given to you at the squadron base must be used.) Check with your local postal supplies store, police department, or sheriff’s office for fingerprinting locations and schedules.

Step 3

Once your application package is complete, mail it and your dues payment to the address on the National Headquarters page. Once received and processed, you will receive an email with your CAP ID, and a link to log in, upload a photo for your member card, and begin your training. You will receive a separate email from California Wing regarding your new email account.

Expedited Mail 

FedEx and UPS are both delivered directly to the National Headquarters building.   Priority Mail from the United States Postal Service may be delayed several days while it is routed through the Air Force base mail system.  

When your application is received at National Headquarters, it is date stamped and processed in order by the date it arrived.  You will receive an automated welcome email when the membership is processed.    

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