DAG VMF Summer Election Calendar

Request your absentee ballot at https://www.votefromabroad.org/ 
Don’t delay!

Upcoming elections for federal office 

May 2022:

May 3: Primary Elections - Ohio and Indiana

May 10: Primary Elections - West Virginia and Nebraska

May 17: Primary Elections - Idaho, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, and Pennsylvania

May 24: Primary Elections - Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia

May 24: Special Primary Election - Minnesota CD 1

May 24: Runoff Primary Election (if necessary) - Texas

June 2022 – 30 Day Notice:

June 7: Primary Elections- California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota

June 7: Special Primary Election- California US Senate

June 7: Special General Election- California CD 22

June 11: Alaska Special Primary Election- Congress At-Large

June 14: Primary Elections- Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, and South Dakota

June 14: Special General Election – Texas CD 34

June 21: Runoff Primary Elections: Alabama, Arkansas and Georgia

June 21: Primary Elections- District of Columbia and Virginia

June 28: Primary Elections- Colorado, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma and Utah

June 28: Runoff Primary Elections- Mississippi and South Carolina (if necessary)

July 2022 – 60 Day Notice:

July 19: Primary Election- Maryland*

July 26: Runoff Primary Election- North Carolina

* The Maryland Primary Election was rescheduled from June 28 to July 19.

August 2022 – 90 Day Notice:

August 2: Primary Elections- Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington

August 4: Primary Election- Tennessee

August 6: Territory Primary- Virgin Islands

August 9: Primary Elections- Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin

August 9: Special General- Minnesota CD 1

August 13: Primary Election- Hawaii

August 16: Primary Elections- Alaska and Wyoming

August 16: Special General- Alaska U.S. House

August 23: Primary Elections- Florida and Oklahoma

August 27: Territory Primary- Guam


Become a Voting Assistance Officer!

Follow up: April 29th, the DA VMF Caucus collaborated with the US Consulate Frankfurt for the third time for the special online Voting Assistance Officer Q&A and Training Session. If you missed the April 29th training program, you can still do the online training at https://www.fvap.gov/training/get-started.html .

Virtual VA Outreach



Attention International Veterans! 



April Events


April 1, 2022 - U.S. Air Force Academy Day
April 5, 2022 - Gold Star Wives Day
April 5, 2022- Gold Star Spouses Day
April 6, 2022 - Army Day
April 9, 2022 - National Former POW Recognition Day
April 14, 2022 - Air Force Reserve Birthday 

April 23, 2022 - Army Reserve Birthday 
April 29, 2022 - Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

April 30, 2022 - National Military Brats Day 

Memorial Day 2022

Please join us for The Memorial Day Ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery on Saturday, May 28, 2022.  
Contact us for details: [email protected]


Online Talk & Discussion: The U.S. Military and Us



Online Talk & Discussion:
The U.S. Military and  Us

Master Sergeant Matthew D. Peacock - USAFE Band
Mr. William M. Butler - U.S. European Command

Ms. Natalia Rankine-Galloway

Thursday, April 7, 6.30 pm (CET)

Language: English

You can register for this event here.

This event is supported by the U.S. Embassy Berlin


The U.S. military has played a key role in the development of Germany after World War II and the effects of the decade-long military presence have been far reaching. Not just in military terms for NATO’s security architecture in Europe, but also in societal terms for countless villages of the respective regions with military installations. For many Americans, they have become a “home away from home” during their stay.

This event will shed light on the German-American communities in Rheinland-Pfalz and Stuttgart and compare the U.S. military presence and the social and economic consequences that derive from it. What marks have Americans left in the past decades? Do they have an influence on their local surroundings and everyday life? How do Americans and locals live together? How are Stuttgart and Rheinland-Pfalz different from each other?

The Atlantic Academy Rheinland-Pfalz and the German-American Center Stuttgart will provide an in-depth look into this topic together with representatives from the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band and U.S. European Command and look forward to an insightful exchange with the audience!


Atlantische Akademie                                                                                                                     In cooperation with: Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum Stuttgart

For more information about this event, please visit the Atlantic Academy website. 

March is National Ethics Awareness Month

March is National Ethics Awareness Month

March 3, 2022 - Navy Reserve Birthday
March 4, 2022 - Hug a GI Day

March 5, 2021 - Seabee Birthday

March 13, 2021 - K 9 Veterans Day-official birthday of the United States K9 Corps
March 15, 2022 - American Legion Birthday
March 21, 2022 - Rosie The Riveter Day
March 25, 2922 - Medal of Honor Day

March 29, 2021 - Vietnam Veterans Day

February Newsletter:

Democrats Abroad  


Join us for U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt’s second virtual Veterans Info Session. February 24 at 1:00 pm CET—Please RSVP 

The DAG Veterans and Military Families Caucus is pleased to invite you—all members, veterans, military families—to attend the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt’s second virtual Veterans Info Session on Thursday, February 24, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CET.  The Zoom Info Session will feature resources available to U.S. citizens at the U.S. Consulate and information on how to register and vote in the 2022 Midterm Elections. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear directly from the U.S. Consular Officers and to ask questions.

Please RSVP here, and we will send you the Zoom log-in details. 

Alternatively, you may email [email protected] with "RSVP" in the subject line.

State of the Military Voter


“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln

We need your help for our military voter outreach team to Get Out The Vote! Help us increase voter turnout! Did you know that an estimated 47% of active duty military and 8% of U.S. citizens abroad voted in 2020 compared to 46% active duty military and 8% U.S. citizens in 2016? We need 100% voter turnout! Request your absentee ballot today from VoteFromAbroad.org.   

Get certified for voter outreach! Take the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) online training: Voter Training Video


Upcoming Events:

Join us for the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery. 

Interested in a Social Security Info Session? Let us know so we can schedule this. Please contact: [email protected] 


Check our website for information updates: https://www.democratsabroad.org/de_vmf_news


Please encourage your friends to join the VMF caucus! https://www.democratsabroad.org/vmf

Stay healthy!

Your DAG VMF Caucus

DA Germany




The DAG Veterans and Military Families Caucus is pleased to invite you—all members, veterans, military families—to attend the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt’s second virtual Veterans Info Session on Thursday, February 24, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. CET.  The Zoom Info Session will feature resources available to U.S. citizens at the U.S. Consulate and information on how to register and vote in the 2022 Midterm Elections. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear directly from the U.S. Consular Officers and to ask questions.
Please RSVP, and we will send you the Zoom log-in details when they are available. Or register via BIT.LY/ACSV2022
For more information, please email: [email protected].
Please join the VMF Caucus: https://www.democratsabroad.org/vmf.

February News


February is American Heart Month,

National Cancer Prevention Month,

and Black History Month


February 1 National Freedom Day  Richard Robert Wright, Sr., who was born a slave in 1855, founded a high school and a university (now known as Savannah State University), the first black-owned bank in a Northern state (Philadelphia’s Citizens and Southern Bank and Trust), and founded The National Freedom Day Association. He died in 1947 one year before both houses of the U.S. Congress passed a bill to make February 1 a holiday to honor the day in 1865 President Lincoln signed the resolution proposing the 13th Amendment and the end of slavery. The amendment was ratified and added to the constitution on December 6, 1865. For much more go to BLACK THEN.

February 2 Army Nurse Corp Established (1901) Although women, mostly sisters, wives and mothers of soldiers tended the ill and cleaned ‘hospital’ areas in the Revolutionary War, the Spanish Wars and the Civil War, the first women in the army were those established as a Nursing Corp on this date in 1901. By 1918 there were 21,460 nurse “officers” with 10,000 serving overseas. In WWII there were 57,000 Army Nurses. For more click here

February 3 Four Chaplains Day On this date in 1943 a U-Boat torpedo hit the USAT Dorchester while making its way to Greenland. As the boat sank, the four chaplains, one Methodist, one Dutch Reform, one Roman Catholic and one Jewish, administered aid and gave away their life jackets as they stayed aboard the sinking ship, leading those left behind in prayer.

February 4 USO Incorporated 1941 Before WWII President Truman sought to unite the various service agencies that worked in diverse ways with the military. The Salvation Army, Young Men’s Christian Association, Young Women’s Christian Association, National Catholic Community Services, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board were combined to become the United Service Organizations, whose mission in general was to: strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Click here for more. 

February 12  Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday and International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers also known as Red Hand Day, since 2002 has been observed as a day to appeal to governments to work to end the horror of children being forced to fight as soldiers. Ideas for involvement here

February 13-19 National Salute to Veteran Patients Week For Valentine’s Day week, people are encouraged to remember our Veterans who are inpatients in VA Hospitals or Homes. With COVID 19 restrictions patients are even more cut-off from friends and family. You can participate Here

February 14 Frederick Douglass February 14 is the day we observe the birth of Frederick Douglass, a world renowned activist and abolitionist. He was born into slavery in 1818 or 1817, but he escaped his bonds as a young man. He went on to fight for the abolishment of slavery, equal rights for Black Americans, and served in multiple high ranking federal positions. Click here for more.

February 15 Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday Susan B. Anthony was an important figure in the women’s suffrage and abolitionist movements of the 1800s. She fought for women’s rights, and, thanks to more than 70 years of activism by Anthony and her allies, the Nineteenth Amendment that extended voting rights to women was ratified in 1920. Click here for more.

February 19 Coast Guard Reserve Birthday The Coast Guard auxiliaries were created on June 23, 1939, and were originally comprised of civilians. On February 19, 1941, Congress formally created the Coast Guard Reserve as a branch of the military. Click here for more. 

February 21 Presidents Day The long history of Presidents Day goes all the way back to the 1880s when Americans celebrated the birthday of President George Washington on February 22. In 1968, Presidents Day was created as a part of an effort to move most holidays to Mondays so that they would create long weekends for laborers around the United States. Today’s Presidents Day celebrates both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who was born on February 12. Click here for more. 

February 23  Iwo Jima Flag Raising (1945) The famous photograph of Marines raising the American Flag at Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima was taken on February 23, 1945 by Joe Rosenthal. The photo won a Pulitzer Prize and became the inspiration for the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. Click here for more. Frankfurt Consulate Veterans Info Day 1:00 p.m.


February 24  Frankfurt Consulate Veterans Info Session on Zoom 1:00 p.m.