The Vet Club

Elizabeth Ortiz

The Veterans club is a place where transitioning veterans can go for support. They meet Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at Saddleback College and have varying ties with the Vet club at Irvine Valley College.


The club’s main focus is to work as a group to support veterans and their families as they transition back into civilian life.


Most members are in the transitioning phase where military duties stop and living life independently begins. There are currently 1300 veterans on the Saddleback and IVC campus, but not all are members of the club.


“Transitioning is one of the hardest things I ever had to do,” member James Frohlic said. “It was harder than boot camp and harder than combat in some aspects, because I felt like I went from having a title to having nothing.”


He explains being in the club, having friends and other outlets has helped him adjust, and he wants to help be there as an example to others while they adjust too.

There is rumor that the two schools will be playing a football game in the near future as a fundraiser.
You do not have to be a Veteran or a veteran family member to get involved.

For more information on the Vets at Saddleback go to:

http://www.saddleback.edu/vets/VetStaff.html

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