The Auxiliary Internet Resource System (AIRS) was established to host Auxiliary unit websites free of charge on Auxiliary servers with a unique Web address for each. Initially providing virtual web servers for websites based on the Classic Platform, the system was expanded in 2011 to also host the extremely popular WOW Platform. Since January 1, 2012, interest in conventional or "AIRS" sites has disappeared, as units rush to convert to the WOW II platform. Nonetheless, it is still possible to request an AIRS website and program it using HTML-savvy
Sites based on the Classic Platform are subject to the following storage limits:
The unit CS officer (FSO-CS or SO-CS) makes a request for AIRS Hostin gto the DSO-CS (Scott Gensemer) by email. The DSO-CS then completes an online form requesting space on the national Web server which includes all the necessary information to complete the request.
AIRS forms can only be completed and submitted by the DSO-CS.
National IT staff will create space on the server and notifies the DSO-CS via email, who in turn, passes on the access information to the Division or Flotilla CS officer.
Prior to requesting free space on the national server, the site content is to be ready for publishing on the national server. There must be content on the national server within two weeks of National Staff creating the site or the site will be disabled.
Website security is maintained by issuing a password to the CS officer. This password is for the exclusive use of the DSO-CS and unit CS officer only.
If a new CS officer is appointed, the unit commander, SO-CS, or DSO-CS must submit a Help Desk ticket (for department "AIRS - Unit website services") requesting a password reset. The request must include the name and e-mail address of the new CS officer.
Issued passwords are not maintained on any list. If you forget your password you must request a password reset.