Pvt Charles J Shutt Detachment
Marine Corps League 139
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,
- Marine beer maker recreates authentic Tun Tavern ale
Almost 239 years old, and still hoppy and refreshing.
- Commanders: Benghazi rescue hampered by info lack
Two of the four U.S.
- U.S. hails Japan easing of restrictions on military
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has hailed as 'historic' a Japanese government decision to loosen restrictions on its military.
- Hagel: U.S. aware of Russian, Iranian roles in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the United States is aware of Russian and Iranian assistance to the Iraqi military in its fight against Islamic extremists, but the U.S. is not coordinating with either Russia or Iran.
- Ventura: No bar fight with 'American Sniper' Kyle
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has testified he doesn't remember any confrontation with the 'American Sniper' author who claimed to have punched out Ventura in a bar.
- Slain SEAL feared Ventura tale had eclipsed book
Jurors in Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit on Thursday heard a slain military sniper say in a recording that he didn't want his book overshadowed by a story about his alleged bar fight with the former Minnesota governor.
- Nominee praises progress of Afghan security forces
Senators stuck mostly to basic questions for Army Gen. John Campbell at his confirmation hearing Thursday to become the next commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
- Lawmakers hope to get VA reform bill back on track
Now that the price tag for the Veterans Affairs Department reform bill has been slashed by about $120 billion over three years, lawmakers are hopeful the legislation can move ahead quickly.
- In Afghanistan, Kerry seeks path in voting crisis
Secretary of State John Kerry sought Friday to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control.
- 911 tapes depict response to collapse of vet
Newly released 911 tapes reveal the efforts to revive a Vietnam veteran who collapsed with a heart attack in a Veterans Affairs hospital in Albuquerque.
- Marines open infantry training to hundreds more female officers
The opportunity for women to attend the Marines' Infantry Officer Course experiment won't be limited to entry-level officers for much longer.
- Marines depart aboard new amphib to sail around South America
Hundreds of Marines set sail when the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship departed from the shipyard in Mississippi on Friday, their historic transit taking them around South America to the ship's home port in the Pacific.
- Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields
Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, escalating a dispute the central government of Prime Minister Nour
- Tech engineer's huge collection of tanks up for sale
More than 80 tanks amassed by a Stanford University-trained engineer are set to go up for sale in the San Francisco Bay Area in what is being billed as one of the largest auctions of military vehicles ever.
- Goodbye Pentagon Channel. Hello DoD News
The Defense Department has consolidated three media outlets into one new organization: DoD News.
- Pentagon decries new Bergdahl photo as propaganda
The photo of a smiling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl posted to a Twitter account by a Taliban sympathizer is being dismissed by the Pentagon as '100% propaganda.'
- No 'stand down' order in Benghazi
Military officers testified that there was no 'stand-down order' that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S.
- VA health care failed suicidal vets, families testify
In March 2011, former Marine Clay Hunt faced a life full of promise. Having survived a gunshot wound and combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he traveled to Haiti to do humanitarian work, had a new job and was shopping for a truck.
- Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet candidates
The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democratic transfer of power from President Hamid Karzai.
- New Hampshire opens first criminal court for vets
- New judge for Guantanamo trial in USS Cole attack
A U.S. military judge removed himself Thursday from the death penalty trial at Guantanamo Bay for the prisoner accused of orchestrating the deadly attack on the USS Cole.
- Bataan ARG moved to Persian Gulf
As the crisis in Iraq grows, so does the Navy fleet in the Persian Gulf.
- Joint Chiefs all backed Bergdahl prisoner swap
The chairman and the Joint Chiefs of Staff unanimously supported the Obama administration's exchange of five Taliban leaders for an Army sergeant held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.
- Convicted spy Arthur Walker dies in federal prison
Arthur Walker, a retired Navy lieutenant convicted in 1985 for his role in a spy ring, has died in prison. He was 79.
- Lawmakers propose bill to improve VA suicide prevention care
House lawmakers on Thursday introduced legislation they say would improve suicide prevention at the Veterans Affairs Department and bring together former service members needing help.
- 2-star nominated to advise CMC
A Marine two-star has been tapped to receive a third star and serve as the next top adviser to the commandant, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Wednesday.
- 14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s
No, the United States isn't trying to build a military force of centenarians.
- Officials: U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills 6
Two Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected American drone strike has killed six militants in a northwestern tribal region where the military has launched an operation against local and foreign militants.
- Iraq's Kurds say will boycott Cabinet meetings
Iraq's Kurds on Thursday said their politicians will stay away from Cabinet meetings and called on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, blaming him for failing to stop the Sunni militant offensive that has swept across much of the country.
- Germany kicks out top U.S. spy over spy spat
Germany announced Thursday it is kicking out Washington's top spy in Berlin, a dramatic response from a key U.S. ally to a yearlong spying dispute over eavesdropping on Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone calls that flared anew this week.
- Retired Navy doctor named to interim VA post
The Veterans Affairs Department has named a career Navy doctor to serve as interim director of its Office of the Medical Inspector.
- Benghazi: 2 days, 2 distinct attacks on Americans
Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S.
- U.S., China talk cyberhacking amid new allegations
Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S. government personnel files.
- CBO: Save $19B by replacing 70K troops with civilians
DoD could save $19 billion over 10 years by doing so.
- VA official 'sickened' by whistleblower retaliation
The Veterans Affairs Department's second-ranking health official offered a blunt, harsh assessment of his department to Congress on Tuesday night: 'We failed in the trust America placed in us.'
- Military caregiver webinar set for Thursday
Military caregivers, who often need to find additional employment to support their families, may face the risk of job discrimination because of their family responsibilities in caring for their wounded, ill or injured service member.
- Obama, NATO chief call for Afghan security agreement
The leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Tuesday that Afghanistan needs to sign security agreements by the time of a NATO summit in early September.
- SOUTHCOM chief: Central America drug war a dire threat to U.S. national security
In an exclusive commentary for Military Times, Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, writes that the increasing drug violence destabilizing Latin American countries is a critical and immediate security threat to the United States.
- Iraqi officials: 50 bodies found south of Baghdad
Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.
- U.N.: Afghan civilian death toll up so far this year
The number of Afghan civilians, including children, killed in violence rose by nearly 17 percent in the first half of this year, compared with the same period in 2013 as the fight is increasingly taking place closer to homes in populated areas, the U.N. s
- Bahrain questions activists after diplomat meeting
Bahraini authorities summoned two prominent opposition activists for questioning Wednesday in connection with their meeting with a U.S. diplomat who was ordered to leave the Gulf island nation this week.
- Pennsylvania man's draft notice was 102 years late
A western Pennsylvania woman says her late father has received notice to register for the nation's military draft, some 102 years too late.
- Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving U.S.
German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries.
- Report: U.S. spies on prominent Muslim-Americans
An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security t
- Seven new ground combat schools open to women
The first enlisted female Marines will start training in mortarman and infantry assaultman specialty schools next week as the Marine Corps kicks off the next phase of its Women in Service Review study.
- Senators criticize White House for lack of clarity in Iraq
The more the White House talks to Congress about Iraq, the less clear lawmakers are on what the path ahead there will be.
- Judge: Hawaii soldier's wife an 'evil stepmother'
An 'evil' stepmother derived pleasure from severely beating her husband's 5-year-old daughter while they lived in Army housing in Hawaii, a federal judge said Tuesday as he upheld a plea deal the woman made with prosecutors to receive a 20-year sentence f
- Iraq: 'Terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site
The Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where remnants of 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled decades ago with the deadly nerve agent sarin are stored along with other chemica
- North Korea again fires projectiles into sea
North Korea launched two projectiles Wednesday morning into the sea off its east coast, in an apparent continuation of a recent series of missile and artillery test launches, a South Korean defense official said.
- Evening meetings boost attendance at House VA panel
House Veterans Affairs Committee officials held their fourth evening oversight hearing of the summer on Tuesday, an unusual practice that staffers hinted could become the norm.
- Typhoon pounds Okinawa
Typhoon Neoguri was downgraded from 'super typhoon' status but still packed a powerful punch Tuesday as it lashed Japan's Okinawa island chain with strong winds, heavy rain and large waves.
- Benghazi suspect to face more charges
The suspect in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, appeared briefly in federal court Tuesday where a federal prosecutor said additional charges would be filed against him.
- VA to restructure medical inspector's office
The Veterans Affairs Department will reorganize its Office of the Medical Inspector following a scathing report that found officials downplayed whistleblower complaints and failed to take seriously charges of deficient patient care at VA hospitals and cli
- U.S. Naval War College welcomes new president
The U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, has a new president.
- Marines eligible for humanitarian medal for typhoon relief
Marines who assisted with relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Pablo in 2012 may be eligible for a Humanitarian Service Medal, according to a Marine Corps administrative message released on Monday.
- Bahrain ejects U.S. diplomat after he met Shiites
Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country on Monday after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group.
- Afghan attack kills 4 Czech troops, 12 Afghans
An Afghan official says that at least 16 people, including four Czech soldiers, were killed Tuesday in a suicide attack near a clinic in eastern Afghanistan.
- Jury seated for 'American Sniper' suit
A jury has been seated in the case of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the widow of slain 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle.
- Afghan candidate says Obama, Kerry called him
Afghan Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday said he received calls from President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after he refused to accept the preliminary result of the vote citing fraud.
- Diplomats: Iran nuke talks make little progress
Talks over Iran's nuclear program are making little headway, with Tehran resisting U.S.-led efforts to crimp activities that could be turned toward making weapons, diplomats said Monday.
When: Thu Jun 5, 2014
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When: Sat May 31, 2014
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