DA Germany VMF

DA Germany Veterans and Military Families Caucus

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it." — Unknown

Democrats Abroad Germany (DAG) honors the men and women of our armed forces, and is committed to representing their best interests in the democratic process. Government policy must reflect the interests of those who serve or have served honorably, those who support them overseas and their families. In order to support these efforts, DAG established the Veterans and Military Families Caucus (VMFC) in 2018 at the AGM in Hamburg. This caucus works with the leadership of Democrats Abroad Germany and the Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) to achieve mutual goals, and to assure caucus members that the Democratic Party is fully supportive of their needs while serving (and after service) on behalf of their country.


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March 2023 Calendar


National Ethics Awareness Month
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February Calendar 2023

February 2023 Calendar




February 3 – Four Chaplains Day

February 3 – Mindfulness Meditation 11:00 am to 12 noon ET                                                                     offered via telephone:1-404-397-1596 or 1-833-558-0712 (Toll Free)  Access code: 433 794 55

February 4 – USO Birthday            

February 4 – Philippine-American War Memorial Day

February 11 – VMF Caucus Steering Committee Meet & Greet 14:00 EST link

February 12-18 – National Salute to Veteran Patients

February 12 – Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday   Abraham Lincoln: Facts, Assassination 

February 13 – Veteran Career Transition Assistance Program   Virtual   6 pm PT

February 14 – Transitioning Army & Spouse Virtual Career Fair Virtual 11 am ET

February 16 – Corporate Gray Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair  Virtual 11 am ET

February 19 – Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

February 20 – World Day of Social Justice

February 20 – President’s Day      

February 22 – George Washington’s Birthday  Life, Accomplishments, & Facts


                               Check the VMF website: https://www.democratsabroad.org/                                
Join the VMF caucus! https://www.democratsabroad.org/vmf 
Read the February  2023 Global Veterans and Military Caucus Newsletter: 

January 2023 Calendar


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December 2022 Calendar


December 1 - IRS Webinar–Thursday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CET (1:00pm to 3:00pm EST)

Are you an American citizen with questions about your U.S. taxes?  

The DA Veterans and Military Families Caucus invites you to attend a free webinar, organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, in which Internal Revenue Service (IRS) representatives will share tax information relevant to Americans living overseas and answer your questions.  


December 1 - VA Secretary press conference, 2000 to 2200 CET (1400 to 1500 EST)

December 6 - Careers in Cybersecurity USO MVP Zoom 1700 CET (1100 EST)

December 7  National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 8 - FBI Jobs USO MVP Zoom 1900 CET 

December 10 - VMF Caucus Meeting  1600 EST  WebEx link 

December 10 - Human Rights Day

December 15 - Bill of Rights Day

December 15 - Wright Brothers Day

December 17 – National Wreaths Across America Day                                  

December 31 – Universal Hour of Peace


Wreaths Across America


Upcoming DA Activities

Now posted:
The December Global Veterans and Military Caucus Newsletter: VMF December 2022 
Check the VMF website: https://www.democratsabroad.org/
Join the VMF caucus! https://www.democratsabroad.org/vmf 

November 2022 Calendar

National Family Caregivers Month
Warrior Care Month

November 1-5  National Veterans Small Business Week

November 3     Interview Prep Workshop USO MVP Zoom 1600 CET

November 4     Mindfulness Meditation - 11a.m. to noon ET 

November 6     Daylight Savings Time ends

November 8     ELECTION DAY
November 8     Federal Resumé Workshop USO MVP 1700 CET      

November 9     VMF Caucus Meeting 0700 EST WebEx link
November 9     World Freedom Day
November 9     Milspouse Resumé Workshop USO MVP Zoom 1700 CET

November 10   US Marine Corps 246th Birthday

November 11   Veterans Day Commemoration, Luxembourg American Cemetery, 11:00am CET

November 11   Veterans Day Annual remembrance National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. in person or online at 10:30am Eastern LIVE STREAM YouTube.Com/c/TheDoughboyFoundation Bells of Peace is observed at the 11th hour (local time) of the 11th day of the 11th month.                          Bells of Peace App: https://bellsofpeace.org/index.php/no-bell-no-problem

November 13 - National Warrior Call Day 

November 15   SkillBridge Info Session USO MVP Zoom 1700 CET


Traveling in the U.S. in November?

Veterans Day 2022 free meals, discounts and offers

Veterans Day 2022 Parades, Events and More

Thank you for your service! The National Park Service and Operation Live Well thank military personnel and their families for their service and invite them to enjoy their national parks.


Check the VMF website: https://www.democratsabroad.org/                                                                                                                                              Join the VMF caucus! https://www.democratsabroad.org/vmf 

IRS Webinar 2022



IRS Webinar–December 1, Thursday, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CET (1:00pm to 3:00pm EST)

Are you an American citizen with questions about your U.S. taxes?  

The DA Germany Veterans and Military Families Caucus invites you to attend a free webinar, 

organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, in which Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 

representatives will share tax information relevant to Americans living overseas and answer your questions.  

Register herehttps://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/46979

National Veterans And Military Families Month, 2022



This month, our Nation honors the strength and sacrifices of the families, caregivers, and survivors of our veterans and our current service members.  They may not wear uniforms, but their service is essential to our national security and the character of our Nation.  We owe them a debt of gratitude that we can never fully repay.

     Constant tours, deployments, and rotations are difficult for our military families.  Jill and I have personally experienced the anxious pride that parents feel seeing their child in uniform.  We have marveled at the devotion of military families and their resilience to uproot their lives every few years and move to new communities.  We honor the stalwart courage and resolve of veteran families caring for their loved ones when their service in uniform concludes.  We grieve alongside families of the fallen who have lost a piece of their soul.  That is why I take so seriously the sacred obligation to prepare and equip our service members when we send them into harm’s way and to care for them and their families when they return home.

     Since coming to office, I have signed into law important expansions of services and benefits to support our veterans and their families, improved VA health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances through the PACT Act, and made historic reforms to the military justice system that will enhance safety and protections for service members and their families impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence.  The First Lady’s Joining Forces initiative is helping military spouses find jobs, connecting military children with better education, and helping to ensure that military and veteran families, caregivers, and survivors have what they need to thrive.  My Administration has also released a comprehensive public health strategy to reduce military and veteran suicides, which will guide our efforts to stand with families and protect the lives of our Nation’s heroes.

     To be a veteran or a service member is to have endured and survived challenges most Americans will never know.  To be the family of one of those proud patriots is to sacrifice more for our country than most Americans will ever give.  During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we pay homage to the unrelenting bravery and dedication of all who wear the uniform and to the unwavering love and support of all who serve alongside them.  Families who put their lives on hold so our military can hold the line represent the best of America, and we will always remember what they do for our Nation.

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2022 as National Veterans and Military Families Month.  I call upon the people of the United States to honor veterans and military families with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.

                              JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.

Ring the Bells 11/11/22

Toll “Bells of Peace” on 11/11 at 11am local time, and honor all those who served and sacrificed in WWI.
Join the Veterans and Military Families Caucus in participating in the annual Bells of Peace remembrance of those who served in World War I on November 11th, 2022 at 11 am local promoted by the Doughboy Foundation. Everyone can honor our Veterans on Veterans Day--you do not need to be in a major city or live near an American Cemetery. Wherever you are at 11:00 am, you can honor our veterans by ringing a bell--organize a group or do it alone. Join us to commemorate the moment when the guns fell silent, and bells tolled on the Western Front...on the 11th day of the 11th month,  at the 11th hour  in 1918, after four years of brutal combat. 
RSVP: Here
Post your participation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube using the hashtag #BellsOfPeace .
Let us know if you plan to participate! [email protected] 
Take photos of your event and share them with us!

Check our website: https://www.democratsabroad.org/.                                                   Join the VMF caucus! https://www.democratsabroad.org/vmf