Air Force JROTC at Westland has a proud history. Starting in 1966 at Pleasant View High School, Westland's unit OH-011 is one of the original twenty high school JROTC units in the United States. Thousands of young people have learned lessons about responsibility and community service through this program. It is not a military recruiting program but seeks to build citizens of character dedicated to serving community, state, and nation. Students wear Air Force style uniforms and learn to work as a team in a rapidly changing global environment. 

We teach five periods in the school day: Aviation History, Science of Flight, and Global Cultural Studies courses, coordinating the program with the school's curriculum. We build an effective program, and develop working relationships with the Air Force, community and veterans organizations, and other school groups. We provide academic and career counseling to students, and lead an extensive extracurricular program including community service projects, a military ball, two parent-cadet banquets, drill team, color guard, parades, flag raising, patriotic ceremonies, and fund raising activities. Our top students are selected to participate in a summer leadership program that has taken students from caves deep in the earth to flights high above it. Our program aims to build responsible young people who will be better citizens, involved in community, nation and world.