DeSoto Composite Squadron is looking for committed cadets and senior members who want to volunteer their time to help Civil Air Patrol achieve its missions.  The best way to find out if Civil Air Patrol is for you is to attend a meeting or two to see if Civil Air Patrol is for you.  Please feel Free to visit our next meeting:

Our Location

The Senior members meet at the Pleasent Hill Fire Station the first and third Thursday at 7pm

7600 Pleasant Hill Rd

Olive Branch, MS 38654

The cadets meet every Monday night at 6:30pm

Getwell Church

7875 Getwell Road

Southaven, Ms. 38672


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When We Meet

The Squadron meets January through November, we may not meet in December so check the calendar for further information.  (Calendar)

Senior Members meet the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm, except holidays.
Cadets meet every Monday at 6:30 pm, except holidays.


Common Questions.

Q:. I'm not a pilot. Can I still join?
A: Absolutely! CAP offers many avenues of volunteer service. Special skill sets are always needed including legal services, public relations, personnel and administration. Volunteers who serve the squadron through community outreach, media relations and administrative responsibilities are just as important as the crews that fly the airplanes.
CAP's professional development program and emergency services operations afford non-pilots a plehtora of training opprotunities and duty positons.

Q: By joining CAP, do I become a member of the military?
A: No. While CAP is the official auxilliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such follows its military based customs, courtesies, and organizational structure, members are not military themselves and do not incur any type of military obligation.

Q: Are there membership dues?
A: Yes. A member's first year is covered by the fee sent in when they apply.
Annual national membership renewal is $35.00 for Cadets and $65.00 for Seniors Members.
There are no squadron dues for Cadets and  $50.00 for Seniors.

For more in depth information about CAP and how to get started download the Great Start pamphlet. If you have any questions contact our admin officer listed on our command staff page.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 January 2020 06:49


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