Pvt Charles J Shutt Detachment
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Home of the Boston Area's Largest Marine Corps League Detachment
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,
- Injured Marine uses viral posts to promote VA reform
Many are likely to view getting shot as the worst thing a person could experience, but former Lance Cpl. Matt McElhinney said getting turned over to Veterans Affairs care has been more painful than anything he experienced on the battlefield.
- After delay in Philippines, 31st MEU heads back to Japan
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is headed back to Okinawa, Japan, after the unit was ordered to stay in the Philippines while officials investigated the alleged slaying of a local transgender person.
- Lejeune Marine killed during training at Ft. Bragg
A North Carolina Marine was killed during an artillery training exercise at Ft. Bragg, Marine officials said Saturday.
- U.S. force to fight Ebola virus starts training in San Antonio
The U.S. military effort to help contain the Ebola virus at home and in West Africa is gaining steam.
- U.S. general: Kim was never out of power in North Korea
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's recent 40-day disappearance from public view sparked speculation of a coup or serious illness, but U.S.
- Five Questions: Meghan McCain, co-host of 'TakePart Live' on Pivot TV
Meghan McCain wants America to know about the issues veterans face and the skills veterans possess that can make them top performers at any business.
- Women are on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS
Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.
- U.S. war planners focus on advisers in Anbar
Top US military planners want to expand the limited advise-and-assist mission in Iraq and are talking to allied partner nations about potentially putting non-American troops on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants, according to several military officials.
- In mine-riddled Bosnia, bomb dogs are life savers
When Betsy, a 7-year-old bomb-sniffing dog from Bosnia-Herzegovina, arrived in the U.S.
- U.S., South Korea delay transfer of wartime control
The U.S. and South Korea have delayed transferring wartime operational control of allied forces by taking on a 'conditions-based approach' and scrapping the previously set deadline of 2015.
- Transgender troops say they want to serve openly
The landmark repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' in 2011 allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military.
- Isolation pods will carry troops if they get Ebola
The Pentagon is developing isolation pods for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft to carry up to 15 service members should they contract Ebola while supporting Operation United Assistance in Africa.
- Leadership is key to troops' tolerance of transgender persons, allied forces say
Transgender persons are barred from serving openly in the U.S. military but can do so in the armed forces of 18 other nations worldwide, including NATO allies Sweden and the United Kingdom as well as Australia and New Zealand.
- New quick-reaction NATO force to stand up next year
NATO is pushing forward with a new quick-reaction force that will combine the armies of multiple member nations and is intended to serve as a deterrent to Russian aggression.
- After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his il
- Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S.
The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday.
- Overnight French raid destroys IS arms center
France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq.
- Saudi Arabia convicts 27 for plotting attack on U.S. forces
A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced 27 people to prison for planning a series of attacks against U.S.
- Possible Ebola case in New York City
The first case of Ebola may have arrived in New York City.
- U.S. official: Iraq army not ready to repel Islamic State
U.S. airstrikes and Iraqi ground forces have blunted an Islamic State offensive in Iraq, but it will be months before Iraq can mount a sustained counteroffensive to take terrain back, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday.
- U.S. officials worry about 'lone wolf' attacks
After a pair of attacks in Canada this week that officials labeled as terrorism, counterparts in the USA are reacting with offers of cooperation - and a sense of apprehension.
- Beirut mission renewed: Marines take pride in returning to guard embassy
As of early September, Marine security guards are again manning Post One in Beirut. The post holds profound significance for Marines young and old.
- Fallen Marine awarded Bronze Star for heroism in 'Operation Nightmare'
The family of fallen Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian accepted his Bronze Star with combat 'V' device last week for heroism in Afghanistan.
- Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed more than 500
U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.
- Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S.
The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial near Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday.
- PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico
There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal.
- Experts call for national debate on U.S. military priorities
A prestigious defense review panel has warned that the U.S. government must 'sound an alarm' to build public support among the American people for increased defense spending.
- 'We cannot accept average,' surgeons general say
The message the Army, Navy and Air Force surgeons general have taken from the military health system review released earlier this month is that their hospitals and clinics are performing on par with the nation's top private systems.
- N.C. police chief wrote lieutenant up for Army Reserve service
The city failed to comply with a federal law that allows soldiers time off for military service, according to a letter from the Department of Labor.
- Guantanamo prisoners protest use of female guards
The use of female troops inside the highest-security unit at Guantanamo Bay is sparking protests by prisoners.
- Meet the White House guard dogs
You may be familiar with Sunny and Bo, the Obama's family pets. But meet Hurricane and Jordan, two of the White House's protectors.
- U.S.: Iraq says troops will go on offensive
The U.S. Defense Department says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country.
- Lawmaker uses Canadian case to criticize Obama
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee used Canadian leaders' response to the Ottawa shootings to take his own swipe at President Obama on Thursday.
- Ask the Lawyer: Be careful when, to whom you admit drug use
- Marine Corps booted suspected Indiana serial killer in 1993
An former Marine, who recently confessed to killing seven women in Indiana, was kicked out of the Marine Corps as a private in 1993 after fewer than two years of service.
- Yuma Marines rescue lost Boy Scouts near the Colorado River
Marines rescued 28 Boy Scouts and four chaperones Saturday night after they were reported missing when they failed to reach a checkpoint during a canoe trip.
- Few vets use free credit monitoring after VA breaches
Only about one in 25 veterans offered free credit monitoring in the wake of Veterans Affairs Department security breaches has signed up for the service, a figure that VA officials call disappointingly low.
- U.S. OKs Samsung devices for classified data
For the first time, the government will allow devices made for the consumer market to handle classified information.
- Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada
Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum.
- 1,000-pound pod falls off Marine Corps Prowler mid-flight
Marine officials say they have recovered a 1,000-pound tactical jamming system pod that fell off an EA-6B Prowler aircraft while it flew a mission over a military air station in Arizona.
- Stateside Ebola team starts training today
The 30-person medical team designed to provide short-notice help and support to civilian hospitals who may deal with Ebola cases at home began training Wednesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
- Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in U.S.
President Obama expressed confidence about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.
- U.S. increases security in wake of Canada shootings, though no threats cited
The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threa
- Kidnapping plot in Turkey raises new questions about U.S. troops' safety
A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country.
- Editorial: Who's kidding whom?
The next time you hear a four-star whine to Congress about how military pay and benefits are wreaking havoc on the defense budget and must be rolled back, think about this item buried deep in the news mix last week:
- Washington VA doctor accused of child rape
Stevens County authorities say a Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center emergency room doctor accused of assaulting a child at the doctor's home has been charged with child rape.
- Internal investigation ID'd Phoenix VA fraud in 2008
Inspectors at the Department of Veterans Affairs caught Phoenix VA managers falsifying patient appointment records during a probe six years ago, but agency officials did not divulge those findings at the time, according to documents obtained by The Arizon
- Chaos in Canada: Gunfire erupts in Parliament building
A Canadian soldier was shot and killed Wednesday while standing guard at a war memorial in the nation's capital in Ottawa, and a gunman was killed after racing inside Parliament.
- Marine suspected of murder in Philippine custody
A US Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.
- North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.
- Commentary: Breaking the cycle of debt for troops, families
The spouse of a member of the Illinois National Guard took out a loan of $2,575 in Illinois. Due to triple-digit interest rates, the family spent more than $8,000 to repay the loan.
- Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horri
- Estonia: Russian military plane violated air space
Estonia on Wednesday summoned Russia's ambassador over an airspace violation by a Russian military aircraft.
- Credit requirements loosened for student loan program
The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students.
- 1.7 percent COLA increase starts in January
Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.
- Pentagon confirms IS seized weapons bundle
The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday.
- Iraqi Kurds authorize sending fighters to Kobani
Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region voted Wednesday to authorize sending Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to help defend the embattled town of Kobani in Syria, where fellow Kurds are facing an onslaught by militants of the Islamic Sta
- Editorial: Dunford and his Marines
Congratulations to Gen. Joseph Dunford, who on Oct. 17 assumed his new post as the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps during a passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington.
- Syria claims it destroyed jets seized by IS
The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister.
- Arkansas state VA seeks to change name
The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs wants to change its name to differ from the federal agency to avoid confusion, department Director Cissy Rucker said.
When: Thu Jun 5, 2014
Event Status: confirmed
- New Officers uploaded to website
When: Sat May 31, 2014
Event Status: confirmed
Marine Corps History and Trivia
Forgotten knowledge about the USMC
Camouflage or digital, herringbone or sateen, the field and work uniforms of Marines are utilities or utes, never BDUs and no longer called dungarees.