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,
- Commentary: How we remember
Since August, the moat of the Tower of London has been filled with a blood-red blanket made from ceramic poppies.
- New Marine Corps commandant joins Twitter
Less than a month after taking command of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joe Dunford has become the first acting commandant to send a Tweet.
- Last MSG to stand post in Saigon goes back for first ball since
In 1975, then Lance Cpl. Randy Smith stuffed a custom made three-piece suit down one bloused trouser leg, a '
- Army vet killed after celebrating return from Afghanistan
Officials say a 21-year-old Army veteran was shot to death after a dispute at a party to celebrate his return from Afghanistan.
- Iraqi officials say Islamic State leader wounded in airstrike
Iraqi officials said Sunday that an airstrike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such a strike or al-Baghdadi being wounded.
- Germany marks 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall
As Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on Sunday, Elke Rosin recalled how lucky her family had been.
- Queen Elizabeth II leads U.K. memorial ceremony
Queen Elizabeth II honored fallen soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth Sunday in a dignified ceremony at the heart of central London.
- Hunted Islamic State leader the 'new Bin Laden'
With a $10 million bounty on his head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would seem to have earned the moniker from French newspaper Le Monde as 'the new Bin Laden.'
- Corps fills key role in Ebola mission
Marines with a Spain-based task force were some of the first U.S.
- Grunts continue guarding embassies in high-risk locations
Hundreds of infantry Marines continue quietly deploying to some of the world's diciest cities to bolster security at U.S. Embassies that are vulnerable to violent protests or attacks.
- Shipping delays appear to be easing for troops' personal vehicles
The backlog of troops' privately owned vehicles has almost been cleared, according to an analysis of numbers provided by the contractor responsible for shipping troops' cars on reassignment moves to and from overseas.
- Kabul police chief survives assassination attempt
Afghan authorities are investigating how a man wearing an explosives-packed vest was able to infiltrate the heavily guarded police headquarters in central Kabul on Sunday and attempt to assassinate the city's chief of police.
- Last 2 U.S. captives in North Korea return home
The last two Americans being held captive by North Korea have returned home.
- Philippines liberty canceled amid rising tensions
Sailors on Western Pacific cruises shouldn't plan on liberty stops in the Philippines any time soon.
- Hundreds of Marines gather to remember historic battles in Fallujah
About 500 Marines gathered here Friday from across the country to remember one of the Corps' deadliest battles in Iraq.
- JHSV turns heads at Bold Alligator
The joint high-speed vessel is a sight to behold, but that's not why this newest member of the blue-green team has heads turning.
- Hunter: JSOC led botched ransom attempt for Bergdahl
U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has accused Joint Special Operations Command of leading a botched effort to pay a ransom to bring Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl home.
- Unemployment rate for post-9/11 vets at 7.2 percent
The unemployment rate for the newest generation of veterans jumped by 1 full percentage point in October, according to new federal data, but the figure of 7.2 percent is about average for 2014 and actually a marked improvement from last year's overall unemployment rate of 9 percent for that group.
- CENTCOM chief: More troops not the answer in Iraq
The four-star commander of war operations in Iraq and Syria said politics is the key to defeating the Islamic militants there - and more U.S. troops will not necessarily help resolve the complex sectarian conflict roiling the two nations.
- Chairman McCain: Industry girds for a 'maverick' Armed Services panel
'He's coming for all of us,' said the serious voice on the other end of a late-afternoon call.
- 1-star has confidence in Afghan security after leaving Helmand
Days after handing over all security duties to local forces, the head of the Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan said he believes that Afghans have good control of their country.
- Justice Department's influence in VA cases up for debate
When Congress passed new rules for firing Veterans Affairs executives in July, the goal was to get rid of problem employees faster and without bureaucratic confusion. So far, it's done neither.
- U.S. shoots down 3 missile targets in Hawaii test
The U.S. military has shot down three missiles nearly simultaneously during a test off Hawaii.
- Marines attending resident PME to be screened for tattoos
The Corps has revised its checklist for Marines attending resident professional military education courses to include scrutiny of tattoos to make sure they're within the service's regulations.
- Report: 600-plus U.S. troops say they were exposed to chemical weapons
More than 600 U.S. service members told military medical staff that they believe they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, The New York Times reported Thursday.
- 'Little green army men' now in the Toy Hall of Fame
It's mission accomplished for little green army men.
- Islamic State suffering setbacks in Syria and Iraq
For a force that has built its reputation on an aura of momentum and invincibility, the Islamic State group is now dealing with a series of military setbacks in Iraq and a prolonged stalemate in the small Syrian border town of Kobani.
- Quality of vet education, for-profit college controversy could be clarified by new data
After years of claims - backed up by little hard data - that some schools have been providing current and former service members poor educations for their education benefits, federal officials may be on the verge of coming out with information that could
- NATO leader in Afghanistan vows continued support
The head of NATO paid an unannounced visit to Kabul on Thursday, where he vowed that the Western alliance would continue supporting the country after foreign combat troops withdraw at the end of the year.
- Civil War soldier finally receives Medal of Honor
Army 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing's battlefield heroism came more than a century before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but on Nov. 6, President Obama said Cushing's bravery and valor are still an inspiration to all Americans today.
- Report: Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden revealed
The former Navy SEAL who claims to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden has been identified ahead of a highly anticipated Fox News interview in which he is expected to discuss his role in the historic raid, according to multiple news sources.
- Pakistan rejects U.S. charges it supports militants
Pakistan summoned the U.S.
- 3 charged in presidential helicopter bid-rigging scheme
Three men face charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president and vice president, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
- Mother of fallen Marine creates full-length ballet tribute to his life
When theatergoers attend a performance of the ballet 'Colin' at Virginia's Hylton Performing Arts Center this weekend, among the first performers they'll see are two real active-duty Marines, clad in their dress blue uniforms.
- Marine 3-star cleared in reprisal investigation
The Pentagon's investigative agency has cleared the commanding general of Marine Forces Reserve of whistleblower reprisal against a Marine civil affairs officer who reached out to a member of Congress for help.
- U.S. official: Top bomb-maker hit in Syria strikes
A senior U.S. official says American airstrikes overnight in Syria targeted a cell of al-Qaida militants, hitting and possibly killing a top bomb-maker in the group.
- Medical tests for PTSD and TBI not far off
Researchers are inching closer to creating medical tests to detect post-traumatic stress or mild traumatic brain injury - conditions that now are diagnosed only with self-reported symptoms and subjective exams.
- Non-military uniformed officers to treat Ebola patients in Liberia
President Obama has assured Americans that none of the nearly 4,000 U.S. troops heading to Liberia will treat Ebola patients, but 70 uniformed officers of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps will.
- Little green army men make Toy Hall of Fame
It's mission accomplished for little green army men.
- Kerry issues birthday message to Marines
Secretary of State John Kerry issued a video birthday message to Marines, highlighting the connection between his department and the Corps as the service places new security guards at diplomatic facilities overseas and provides protection at embassies.
- Commentary: VA accountability needed to restore trust
In mid-October, just two weeks before Election Day, a CBS News poll revealed the stark reality of Americans' increasingly low opinion of the federal government.
- Death prompts changes at Hampton VA hospital
A patient's death has prompted policy changes at the Hampton VA Medical Center.
- Civil War hero's descendants to receive his Medal of Honor
It only took 151 years, but Army 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing is finally getting honored for his battlefield heroism.
- For 95-year-old WWII hero, one more honor
Joseph 'Bob' Pocoroba is 95 years old and still drives at night. He cooks, shops and is quick with a one-liner. His memory is razor-sharp, especially about the stuff that happened Over There.
- U.S. sends long-held Guantanamo prisoner to Kuwait
One of the longest-held prisoners at the U.S.
- Man may claim self-defense in military argument slaying
A Montana man may argue he acted in self-defense in the slashing of another man's throat during an argument over which branch of the military is better.
- Bruce Springsteen among those receiving first-ever awards for supporting veterans
Bruce Springsteen tops an eclectic group honored with first-ever awards for those striving to improve the lives of veterans and their families.
- Springsteen auctions guitars, lasagna for veterans
How much for a guitar played by Bruce Springsteen, an hour lesson on how to play it, a lasagna dinner at his house and a ride in the side car of his motorcycle? $300,000.
- LeBron James invites deployed troops to join Veterans Day salute
Serving overseas? The Cleveland Cavaliers want to get you in the house!
- Former SEAL sues ex-attorneys over advice on Osama bin Laden book
A former Navy SEAL who wrote a book describing the raid that killed Osama bin Laden has sued his ex-lawyers, saying their bad advice tarnished his reputation and cost him his security clearance.
- Iraq doesn't want foreign fighters against Islamic State
Iraq's foreign minister says Baghdad doesn't want foreign military personnel on Iraqi soil to combat Islamic State group extremists, but would accept training from abroad for its soldiers.
- Tensions rise in huge amphibious exercise
This large catamaran arrived off the coast of the fictitious country of Amberland at roughly 10 a.m. Wednesday.
- Obama fills up lame duck agenda; will seek Islamic State AUMF
President Obama on Wednesday said he wants this Congress in its final weeks to formally approve US strikes against the Islamic State group.
- Obama: More work needed to improve veterans care
President Obama is telling the Veterans Affairs Department it needs to keep working to improve services, health care and accountability for veterans.
- Obama seeks $6.2 billion for Ebola fight
President Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for $6.2 billion in emergency funds to confront Ebola at its source in West Africa and to secure the United States against any possible spread.
- Marine commanders reflect on 13 years of war in Afghanistan
It was late 2010, and Sgt. Philip A. McCulloch Jr. was locked into what may have been the darkest battle of America's longest war.
- Younger veterans heading to Congress in bigger numbers
Next year's Congress will boast the largest class of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans yet, even as the overall number of lawmakers with military experience continues to decline.
- Afghan troop deaths up; called 'unsustainable'
Afghan security forces have suffered more battle casualties this year than last year, rising to a level that cannot be sustained in a successful fight against the Taliban, the second-ranking American commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday.
- Baskin-Robbins honors vets with camouflage ice cream
In honor of Veterans Day, Baskin-Robbins is having a little fun with its ice cream of the month. The company is now offering its First Class Camouflage ice cream, which combines chocolate, salty caramel, and cake flavors into one camo-themed dessert.
- Navy transfers land for veterans clinic, national cemetery near San Francisco
The U.S. Navy has transferred hundreds of acres of land to the Department of Veterans Affairs for an outpatient clinic and national cemetery that will eventually house the remains of 300,000 veterans.
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
Rocks and Shoals
Articles for the Government of the Navy, better-known as Rocks and Shoals, was prior to 1951, when replaced by the UCMJ, the military law governing the individual conduct and performance of duty in the naval services. Rocks and Shoals were, according to Captain Donald I. Thomas, USN (Ret), "wonderfully inspiring. We heard the dire consequences to those who 'suffered any vessel of the Navy to be stranded or run upon rocks and shoals, or improperly hazarded'; or who, 'when engaged in battle, treacherously yields or pusillanimously cries for quarter.' We were enjoined to 'guard against and suppress all dissolute and immoral practices.' Court-martial punishment was provided for any person 'who is guilty of profane swearing, falsehood, drunkenness, gambling, fraud, theft or any other conduct tending to the destruction of good morals.' We learned that any officer 'who absents himself from his command without leave may be sentenced by a court-martial to be reduced to the rating of seaman second class.' "