USSVI Dolphin Scholarship


USSVI Scholarship for Academic year 2018-2019





"The 2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarship application package has been posted on the Website and may be downloaded. The Scholarship page is found by clicking the Charitable Fund section, then Scholarship Tab, Then Application Tab - all located on the left side of the home page of USSVI.ORG.


The three documents located in the Scholarship Application page must be downloaded. Interested sponsors and applicants are encouraged to read through the instruction and procedure document followed by the application form and then the guidance pages to ensure they understand the process and the due dates for the submissions and supporting documentation.


Robert E. Frick, RDML USN (Ret), SS Holland

Chairman USSVI Scholarship Program


Defensive driving & the invisible rider

Defensive driving, the invisible rider...

I use the invisible rider scenario as my rule to ride by. It has not failed me yet and I don't expect it will. There is a special bond between the rider and the bike. Everyone sees your bike when it is parked and everyone sees you when you are not on your bike. There is a strange chemistry that occurs when you get on your bike. Once on your bike, you and the bike become invisible. If you realize that and ride like that, you will be much safer. The person looking directly at you at the intersection doesn't see you even though it looks that way, remember you are invisible. The person you have almost passed doesn't see you because you are invisible and they WILL pull over with you in the lane. Ride like no one can see you and you will learn to expect the unexpected. This saved my butt a few times in the last two weeks, especially riding in the rain. I don't get pissed when they do it because I know I am invisible and getting pissed won't fix anything.

As a rider we also have a responsibility, don't rely on your vampire mirrors, cars are like vampires and won't show up in them and when you pull out to pass, they will be there. If you aren't turning your head to look you are relying on your vampire mirrors too much.

It does no one any good to be right and dead!!! Ride safe and live to ride again.....

Rolling Thunder 2015

I am starting to put together some ideas for the 2015 Rolling Thunder Weekend. I am looking for suggestions for the ride, dinner, gathering places, etc. If you have any suggestions please let me know. PLEASE try to come up with something new, get out of your comfort zone.

Also, if you can reach out to folks that may want to join us, do so then send me their contact info for our E mail list.

That's a lot, ride safe.

Blue ( COB )

Daryl Curry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

11 Jan 2014


I hope we go into the New Year on a good note. The website is back up and though limited right now, will be much easier to maintain and update.  There is no coded log in available right now but tech support said that should be available soon so we can shift away from Facebook.

Joe Towner

SSMC Base Commander/National President

Gary Sinise Foundation

Gary Sinise Foundation: 

 “Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation's defenders, we can always do a little more.” - Gary Sinise

 At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.  We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

 The experiences of war leave an indelible impact on our servicemen and women. As they return to civilian life, the physical, emotional and psychological challenges they face are often difficult. As citizens, supporting the heroes who defend our nation is a responsibility we can share. We are all beneficiaries of the freedom and security they fight to protect.

 The Gary Sinise Foundation was established under the philanthropic direction of a forty-year advocate for our nation's defenders, actor Gary Sinise. Its outreach supports those who sacrifice to defend our country: active duty, veterans, first responders, and their loved ones. While our mission is broad, we've created nine key programs to show gratitude for our American heroes through entertainment, family support, and acts of appreciation.

 The Gary Sinise Foundation builds specially adapted smart homes for America’s severely wounded veterans through its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). Each home features automated amenities to ease the daily challenges these heroes face. In addition, R.I.S.E provides adapted vehicles, mobility devices, and home modifications to injured, wounded, ill and/or aging heroes from all conflicts.

 For more than a decade, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band have toured the globe in support of our troops. As a program of the Foundation, the band is raising spirits and awareness for military and first responder causes worldwide.

 Through its Invincible Spirit Festivals, the Gary Sinise Foundation is boosting the morale at military medical centers across the country. These daylong celebrations provide a respite from the rigors of rehabilitation for the hospital’s patients, staff, and families. The Relief & Resiliency Outreach program is providing complete support to those recovering from trauma, injury and loss during times of urgent need. The Foundation is also providing financial support and training to America’s firefighters, police departments and EMTs through its First Responders Outreach program.

 Additionally, the Gary Sinise Foundation is showing appreciation through Serving Heroes, a program providing hearty, classic American meals to our defenders across the country. It's a special way to remind them that they are on our minds and that we appreciate their service. The Arts & Entertainment Outreach program now includes the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Each theatre provides dinner and a performance to local veterans free of charge.

 Through our Ambassador Council we're sending representatives to inspire, educate, and remind communities to recognize their local veterans and to remember the sacrifices made by all of American defenders.

 In 2015, the Gary Sinise Foundation launched Soaring Valor with The National WWII Museum and American Airlines. The program provides WWII veterans a chance to visit the museum and supports documenting their first-hand accounts of the war on video for future generations.

 The Gary Sinise Foundation works to ensure the sacrifices of America’s defenders and their families are never forgotten.