Auxiliary Internet Resource System (AIRS)
Websites for Auxiliary Units
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 "conventional" (HTML and PHP) websites, the system was expanded in 2011 to include the extremely popular WOW: Pushbutton Website System. 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 members.
Requesting a WOW II Pushbutton Website
There is no request procedure for a WOW II Pushbutton Website. The WOW system is completely "self service". Appropriate unit officers can simply log on to the WOW platform at wow.uscgaux.info, provide their unit number, and begin their website. For more information, visit our WOW Platform pages.
Requesting a Conventional or "AIRS" Site
Flotillas and Divisions that wish to set up a conventional website can issue a formal request via email to their DSO-CS, who after critically reviewing the site, will submit a "Site Request Form" via this website.
DSO CS officers wishing to complete a Site Request Form do so by clicking on the "DSO-CS Site Request" button to the left. Requests in this password-controlled system can only be generated by the DSO-CS or an ADSO-CS. Local units cannot access the form, and cannot submit requests on their own. Subsequent to submission, the DSO can check the status of the request by clicking on the "Processing Status" button to the left.
Once the unit has been notified of the completion of setup for their site, it has two (2) weeks to transfer content to the site. Content should be behind a password until the site has been approved by the unit's board. Once approved and "live", the unit similarly petitions the DSO-CS for "National Approval" (next item).
National Approval for WOW, AIRS, or Other Sites
Local units can request national approval for their web site – WOW, AIRS, or other – exclusively via their DSO-CS. Nationally-approved sites are listed in the National Flotilla Finder, in AuxDirectory/AuxOfficer, and appear in unit lists on WOW Pushbutton Websites.
DSOs petitioning for national approval of a site use the online "DSO Approval Request" form, AKA "Site Notification Form (SNF)", available to the left. According to the Auxiliary Manual, the District Commodore or his/her designee (typically the DSO-CS) is entirely responsible for the content of an Auxiliary unit website. Therefore, the DSO-CS is responsible for critically reviewing the new site against the checklists and requirements posted elsewhere on this site, prior to submitting the form to the left.
After submission, a staff member in the User Support & Services Department's CS Support Division will evaluate the candidate web site, and issue an "Approved Status" if all requirements are met. As with Site Requests, the status of these submissions is available to the left, under "Processing Status"
The User Services Department is here to "make your job easier!" We provide assistance in any way possible. It is easy to request support for any issues – just submit a Help Desk ticket. Links to the National Help Desk can be found on the menu of all national IT Group web pages and in the footer of any Auxiliary page..
Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the future of the Auxiliary Web Presence.