Pvt Charles J Shutt Detachment
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Members of the Pvt. Charles J. Shutt Marine Corps League Detachment join
together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions
and promoting the interests of the USMC (United States Marine Corps) in the Boston, MA area. Supporting
the Community from 1959 to 2014
Thank you for your support.
2014 Pvt Shutt Detachment Staff
have any questions concerning:
- Golf Tournament in June- contact Dom Ricci
- Wakes, illness of members - contact Ed Aucoin or Mike Munger
- Color Guard appearances, or membership issues - contact Bob DeLuca
- Financial matters - contact Jim Dorsi
- Hall rentals, functions - contact bar Manager Carol Martinos, at Shutt Det. number
- Us Naval Sea Cadet Corps - Mike Munger
My suggestion is to use email first, then the Main number of the Shutt, then the cell phone number listed.
Marine Corps League News - Boston Area
News and Events from the Pvt. Shutt Detachment Membership in Watertown,
- Family of murdered Marine 'betrayed' after Afghan killer gets 7-year sentence
The family of a Marine killed during an insider attack in Afghanistan say they were outraged to discover this week that the attacker's trial took place recently in an Afghan court without their knowledge.
- As Russia-Ukraine tension flares, NATO wants a base closer to the action
- Muslim group seeks pardon for Marine vet convicted in Iran
A Muslim rights organization is asking Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for a pardon or re-trial for a former U.S. Marine convicted of criminal charges who was accused of working for the CIA.
- DoD tightens tuition assistance rules
Force-wide changes to the military's Tuition Assistance program may require troops to pay back their TA money if they perform poorly in class.
- Army vice chief Campbell confirmed for ISAF post; Votel goes to SOCOM
The Army's vice chief of staff, Gen. John Campbell, was confirmed Wednesday as the next commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
- Marines file charges against corporal suspected of deserting twice
A Marines suspected of deserting his unit on two occasions has had charges preferred by military authorities.
- Pentagon: Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon
The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is 'imminent,' the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there.
- Number of military suicides showing uptick
The number of military suicides so far this year is running slightly higher than for the same time frame last year, but without the context of force reductions, the raw data say little about current suicide trends in the armed services.
- Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with U.S.
The Taliban's reclusive leader is warning that a bilateral security pact allowing foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.
- U.S. clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo
The United States has cleared the release of a Kuwaiti man held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 12 years because of his suspected links to terrorism.
- House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a 'sustained combat role' without congressional approval.
- Texas family gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom
A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market will return it to his mother this weekend, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq.
- Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens
Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government.
- Dunford confirmed as 36th commandant of the Marine Corps
It's official: Gen. Joseph 'Fighting Joe' Dunford will be the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps.
- Military working dogs finding their way home
When Marine Sgt. Deano Miller was preparing to return home from a deployment in Afghanistan, he desperately wanted to say goodbye to his best friend.
- Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption
Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer.
- You're invited: Participate in Military Times' annual reader survey
How is morale in your unit? Are budget reductions affecting your op-tempo? Are you worried about cuts to your pay and benefits? And what do you think about the crisis in Iraq?
- Central American leaders convening at White House
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply split over proposals to stem the crisis on the border.
- Army War College to investigate plagiarism allegations against Montana senator
- Official: Iraqi request for U.S. airstrikes 'under active consideration'
The U.S. is still considering a request from the Iraqi government for airstrikes against Sunni militants in Iraq, a senior State Department official told lawmakers.
- Survey provides insight into newest generation of combat troops
More than half of post-9/11 combat veterans say they have a mental health condition, but three-fourths report they are getting care, according to a new survey of young veterans conducted by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
- Naval Academy welcomes new superintendent
Back in 2010, the secretary of the Navy and the chief of naval operations made a $100 bet with then-Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Mike Miller that he wouldn't survive a second four-year stint back on the yard.
- VA reform bills stalled by partisan bickering
Plans for a comprehensive Veterans Affairs Department reform bill that appeared all but finished a month ago devolved into partisan bickering and funding fights on Thursday, casting doubt on the future of a deal.
- U.S.: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military
The Obama administration is accusing Russia of firing artillery to hit Ukrainian military sites and planning to send pro-Russian separatists more lethal weaponry.
- Senator: No arms to Iraq unless Congress gets info
An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Iraqi forces and assurances the weapons won't fall into the hands of extremist militants.
- Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma
A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers, authorities said.
- Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets
In 2003, a veteran who had served in the Vietnam War entered a Veterans Affairs live-in treatment facility after trying several times to kill himself - including by stabbing himself in the stomach.
- Missing Marine wife Erin Corwin may be 'voluntarily missing'
Law enforcement officials say they have new locations to comb for clues in the search for Erin Corwin, a pregnant Marine wife who vanished three weeks ago near the Southern California desert Marine base of Twentynine Palms.
- Few takers in first year of Marine career sabbatical program
The Marine Corps' offer to troops to take three years off from active duty has found few volunteers so far.
- Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs.
- 2 Finnish aid workers killed in Afghanistan
Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers, contractors and journa
- U.S. officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy
- Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term in office and further exacerbating th
- Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case
Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they were subject to torture.
- Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people
Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president.
- Investigation: $3 million Helmand food storage facility never used
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- Sen. Sanders seeks new VA funding compromise
A push by Veterans Affairs Department officials for billions in new funding to hire more doctors may upend congressional efforts for a wide-reaching VA reform package that appeared all but finished just a few weeks ago.
- Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Cpl. Elmer Mackall of Calvert County was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony held Tuesday.
- Study: Childhood traumas are more common in military members
Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.
- Guardsmen will not patrol border to catch illegal immigrants
The roughly 1,000 Texas Army and Air National Guard troops being dispatched to the U.S.-Mexico border will not be tasked with apprehending illegal immigrants, said the adjutant general of the Texas National Guard.
- Sergeant major portrayed in 'Generation Kill' faces child sex charges
A retired battalion sergeant major who was depicted in the HBO miniseries 'Generation Kill,' was arrested in Yuma, Arizona, and charged with sex offenses involving a minor. It's the second time in a month he has faced child sex abuse allegations.
- Blue Angels add XO, screening after misconduct report
In the wake of a high-profile misconduct investigation of the Blue Angels, the Navy's top aviator announced sweeping changes to the flight demonstration squadron's unique structure - changes officials hope will yield a better-run squadron.
- College's recruiting practices draw congressional fire
Senators and student veteran leaders are working to dissuade would-be college students from using GI Bill funds to enroll at WyoTech and Heald, criticizing the schools' recent recruiting actions as irresponsible and predatory.
- Atheist group urges Congress to allow humanist military chaplains
More than one in five service members do not identify with a particular religion, according to Defense Department statistics. To better serve them, an organization is working to expand the Chaplain Corps to include clergy who don't believe in a god.
- VA nominee: 'Change can be achieved'
At Bob McDonald's confirmation hearing Tuesday on his nomination to become the next Veterans Affairs Secretary, Sen.
- Sen. Harkin: Recruit the disabled for non-combat jobs
While veterans' groups are pushing the Senate to expand protections for disabled troops when they travel abroad, lawmakers in the chamber are considering expanding military jobs to disabled individuals at home.
- U.S.: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down of airliner
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for 'creating the conditions' that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.
- Donor gives Purple Heart to 12-year-old stabbing victim
The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift.
- Flags lowered on Navajo Nation for Code Talker
Flags are flying at half-staff on the Navajo Nation in honor of a Code Talker.
- Marine vet says he was forgotten in VA clinic
A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration.
- Vet cited for therapy ducks will get day in court despite fine being paid
An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is getting his day in court after being cited for violating an Ohio village ban, even though someone else already paid his fine.
- Stranger pays veteran's duck fine without his OK
What appears to be a citizen trying to do a good deed might deny a disabled veteran the day in court he wants.
- Study uses EEGs to guide treatment for depression
Electroencephalograms, or EEGs, which measure electrical activity in the brain, show promise in improving treatment for depression - and consequently lowering post-traumatic stress symptoms and suicidal tendencies, a new military medical study has found.
- 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down
Russian-backed separatists shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets Wednesday in the eastern regions of the country, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
- Officer who trained first black Marines laid to rest
A World War II officer who trained the country's first black Marines was laid to rest at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex.
- Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in D.C.
Army Lt. Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.
- Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet
Todd Honea discovered his calling, partly out of necessity, while in the Marines: to get fit and help others to do the same.
- Military suicides declined slightly in 2013, Pentagon says
Suicides in the military dropped by 6 percent last year, a decline that Pentagon officials hope signals a reversal in a tragic trend - but that some advocates say does not reflect the true scope of the issue in the military and veterans' community.
- Report: Open-air burn pits still in use in Afghanistan
Two incinerators at a joint Afghan-U.S. airbase have been underused, needlessly exposing troops to toxic pollution generated from open-air burn pits still in operation, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has found.
- California won't send troops to Mexican border
California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.
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