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,
- Lawmakers follow different paths on service academy nominations
New York high-school students face a number of challenges in seeking admission to one of the nation's prestigious service academies - including geography.
- As VP, Biden keeps academy nominations secret
During his final year in Congress in 2008, then-Sen.
- Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security
Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S.
- IG: Sexual assault investigators should improve methods
Military investigators responding to reports of sexual assaults do not always follow the widely accepted standards set by civilian police agencies, according to a new Pentagon Inspector General's report.
- Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees
Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a third of the country.
- 5 things to know about Islamic State's military capabilities
Members of the Islamic State are well-equipped with weapons and vehicles, but experts say they're more concerned about the group's professional-grade propaganda motivating new fighters to join their ranks.
- A gym & a prayer: Marine vet's CrossFit business draws on personal ties
Pete Doan tried the working man's life after leaving the Marine Corps in 2010.
- Obama will consider ground troops in Iraq on 'case-by-case basis,' Dempsey says
President Obama is considering putting combat troops on the ground in Iraq on a 'case-by-case basis,' his top military adviser said Tuesday.
- Democrats launch website to counter GOP Benghazi narrative
House Democrats are pre-emptively launching a new website to counter Republican claims about the fatal 2012 terror attack on the U.S.
- Competitions unseen for a decade suddenly sweep through the Corps
For the first time in more than a decade, the Corps' top infantrymen are squaring off with each other at Super Squad competitions in which winners earn bragging rights and take home some rare, gold-plated swag in the form of a badge most Marines have neve
- Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops
A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.
- U.S. would hit back against an Assad attack, sources say
The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.
- Civil War soldiers buried as 'unknowns' ID'd
The names of 350 Confederate soldiers buried as 'Unknowns' in the Confederate Cemetery here will now be forever emblazoned on memorial walls facing their graves as a result of the work of a local historian.
- 'Truly extraordinary': Medal of Honor awarded to 2 soldiers for actions in Vietnam
More than four decades later, two soldiers on Monday received the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Vietnam War.
- Pratt: F-35 fix could begin installation before end of year
Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney believes it could begin retrofit fixes by November for the engine issue that caused an F-35A to catch fire this summer.
- Survey: Financial concerns plague military families
The active-duty community's uncertainty about their future and concerns about their own financial stability are clear in the results of this year's Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey.
- U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State in Iraq
The United States launched airstrikes in Iraq on Monday in what defense officials said is the start of an expanded action against Islamic State extremists.
- House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training
Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Obama's strategy against the Islam
- Flexibility key for spouses, says AF secretary's husband
In Frank Beatty's experience in the private sector, discussions about job losses and benefits cuts are not limited to the military community.
- NATO head: Security threats from Russia, Islamic State
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist organization.
- Marine wounded alongside Kyle Carpenter featured in new documentary project
Many are familiar with the story behind Cpl. Kyle Carpenter's Medal of Honor, but few know much about the friend and fellow Marine he was trying to protect. Now a documentary filmmaker is sharing the story of Lance Cpl. Nick Eufrazio, a young man who was told he'd never speak again, highlighting his trying recovery.
- Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy
Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.
- JSF program chief: F-35 likely protected in next budget
The F-35 joint strike fighter will likely be protected regardless of whether the Pentagon is operating under limits imposed by the Budget Control Act in fiscal 2016, the program's top official said Monday.
- U.S. won't rule out working with Iran against IS
Diplomats from around the world pledged to fight Islamic State militants 'by any means necessary' as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever they find sanctuary.
- Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed
A federal judge ruled Monday that a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.
- Iran rejects global strategy against extremists
As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.
- Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out
Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama.
- Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily
Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelli
- White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war
The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them.
- MARSOC vet relives elite Marines' fight for survival in Afghan wasteland
It's a rare individual who can, in one breath, wax poetic about his bar band's adaptation of Pink Floyd's early psychedelia and, in the very next, deconstruct his Marine special operations team's quixotic foray in Afghanistan's hopeless Bala Murghab valley. But Michael Golembesky is just that sort of dude.
- Here's 4 key lessons all the best infantry squads should learn
Super Squad competitions are designed to identify squads that are a cut above - the best in their division. Time and again, competitors, competition evaluators and infantry experts have said the competition is about the basics.
- 'American War Generals' a sobering reflection on U.S. failures in Iraq
As the U.S. escalates its campaign against jihadists in Iraq and Syria, a new documentary offers a cautionary tale about putting too much faith in technology and forgetting hard-fought lessons from the past.
- 'The Star-Spangled Banner' celebrates 200 years
'The Star-Spangled Banner' turns 200 on Sunday and, even today, it has aged gracefully.
- Smith leads Navy past Texas State 35-21 in first career start
Playing without the leader of its offense put a scare in Navy, but Tago Smith quickly put those fears to rest with a stellar outing in his first career start.
- Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike
An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime minister ordered the army to stop shelling
- North Korea sentences American to 6 years of labor
North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday convicted a 24-year-old American man of entering the country illegally to commit espionage and sentenced him to six years of hard labor.
- 'The Hornet's Nest' emphasizes humanity, nobility of war
Wildly jerky and almost nauseating hand-held camera shots hit the viewer in the early minutes of the film, producing a gut-tensing feeling of running in the middle of a firefight in Afghanistan.
- Video shows slaying of British aid worker
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as 'an act of pure evil.'
- Afghan perpetrator of Bastion attack gets death sentence
The last surviving perpetrator of the deadly 2012 insurgent attack on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan has been sentenced to death by an Afghan court, though the case remains in review.
- Retired Marine Gen. Allen: Timeline for Afghanistan pullout 'too short'
A former Marine commander of all U.S. troops in Afghanistan warned a Washington, D.C. crowd this week that a rigid timeline for U.S. withdrawal might plunge Afghanistan back to a pre-9/11 reality.
- Pendleton investigating Facebook shooter hoax
Camp Pendleton law enforcement officials are investigating what they are calling an 'active shooter hoax,' which spread via social media Thursday, said base spokesman Jason Johnston.
- Petraeus: Obama Iraq plan a good starting point
President Obama's decision to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria is a good starting point and could succeed, retired Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday.
- Delays affect 80 percent of troops' overseas auto shipments
The on-time delivery rate for troops' vehicles being shipped to and from overseas was about 20 percent in July, according to a senator who wants more information from U.S.
- Iraq prime minister orders halt to shelling of civilian areas
Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of 'innocent victims' as the armed forces struggle to retake cities and towns seized by the Islamic State extremist
- Al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms U.S.
While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni
- Kerry seeks Egypt aid in battle against extremists
Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday hailed Egypt as an 'important partner' in the emerging coalition aimed at beating back the extremist Islamic State group, while stressing that the need for Cairo's support would not lead Washington to ignore human
- Suspect in VA hospital shooting pleads guilty
An Ohio man pleaded guilty Friday to assault with a dangerous weapon in a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded an employee.
- Arab states worry about U.S. plan against militants
The United States has made headway in winning international support to confront the Islamic State, but Arab countries have been reluctant to make specific commitments of help and remain worried about the level of American follow-through, analysts say.
- Congress expected to approve Obama's new ISIL strategy
In between Sept. 11 remembrance speeches, lawmakers on Thursday promised quick action on the latest threat to American security: Islamic militants in the Middle East with familiar anti-Western rhetoric and brutal acts of violence.
- White House: New U.S. mission a war as with al-Qaida
The White House is characterizing the U.S. mission against Islamic State militants as a war similar to the one waged against al-Qaida and its affiliates.
- Former Afghanistan commander John Allen to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort
Retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State militants, as the campaign against the extremist group ramps up and nations begin to determine what role each will play, U.S.
- Court-martial eyed in Marine desertion case
A Marine hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Friday.
- Your next SMMC: Meet 11 Marines who could get the call
As Gen. Joseph Dunford prepares to take over as commandant of the Marine Corps, one of the early items on his agenda will be selection of a new sergeant major of the Marine Corps.
- U.S., Turkey mull strategy against Islamic militants
The United States on Friday pressed Turkey to harden its borders against fighters and funding flowing to the Islamic State militant group, and sought clarity on how far Ankara is willing to go to help a worldwide coalition destroy the insurgent threat.
- Syria airstrikes need boots on the ground, senior Air Force officer says
U.S. special operations forces will be needed on the ground in Syria to make the expanded air war President Obama has ordered there more effective, a senior Air Force commander told USA Today.
- Critics: VA influenced Inspector General to change Phoenix report for spin-control
A Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general's report on delayed health care at the Phoenix VA medical center used a standard to evaluate patient deaths that would be virtually impossible to meet, according to medical experts.
- U.S. force sent to Central African Republic to help reopen embassy
President Obama has dispatched 20 U.S. military personnel to the Central African Republic to help reopen the American Embassy there.
- Lawmakers rally around Obama, few insist on approving IS strikes
Lawmakers are rallying around President Barack Obama's plan to increase US military operations against the Islamic State, with some wanting stronger steps and few demanding Congress authorize the strikes.
- Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group
Key Arab allies promised Thursday to 'do their share' to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join in, signaling the struggle the U.S.
- Obama's new ISIL strategy: Little near-term impact on optempo, budget
President Obama's new strategy for confronting the extremists known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is unlikely to have an immediate impact on the U.S. military's operational tempo or overall budget.
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
One nearing the completion of his present tour of duty or whose enlistment is due to expire. We once knew someone so "short," he had to parachute off a dime.