New Member First Steps
Congratulations for being accepted as a member of the Civil Air Patrol and the 130th Composite Squadron!
After your membership has been approved by National Headquarters, you will be contacted with your CAP identification number (CAPID). This number will allow you to log in to the E-Services website (www.capnhq.gov) which is your main portal to your initial online resources.
Cadets and Seniors: Use this presentation as a guide for your first log-in at E-Services: Getting Started (Steps after 11 are for cadets only)
Cadets can find the first chapter leadership material linked from here.
Use the "Learning to Lead" option. This page also has other information about earning your first cadet promotion. Ask your chain of command if you have any questions.
Both cadets and senior members should also take the "Introduction to CAP Safety" course. From the main E-Services screen (after login), select "Safety Management System (SMS)" from the list of links on the left side of the page. Then click on the box with the apple symbol "Online Safety Education". The "Introduction to CAP Safety" class is at top of the next screen. Select the course link and read it thoroughly before taking the test. Do not take other tests on the Online Safety Education page without direction from your chain of command.
Sign up for the Minnesota Wing e-mail announcements to find out about CAP opportunities outside of the squadron: here.
Seniors Members only: complete the Equal Opportunity Briefing (here) and Foundations Course (here). Print out the CPPT and Foundations exercise/quizzes and bring your completed answers to the next squadron meeting to discuss with the Deputy Commander for Seniors.
New Cadets: Ask your chain of command (Flight Sergeant, First Sergeant, Deputy Cadet Commander, Cadet Commander) about the following topics:
- GES Qualification
- 24-hour pack
- UDF (Urban Direction Finding)
- Milestone Awards
- Orientation "O" Flights
- National Cadet Special Activities
The 130th New Cadet Uniform Guide. (Revised Oct 2017) has all the cadet uniform requirements.
Check with your chain of command if you have any questions about ordering uniforms or insignia.