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,
- Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon
The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close th
- New crisis response unit to be based in Kuwait
The Marine Corps is preparing to deploy about 2,100 grunts to be based out of Kuwait in a new unit configuration designed to respond to crises in the region, according to Corps officials.
- Marksmanship overhaul was a long time coming, say Marines
Significant changes are in the works for Marine Corps marksmanship that are likely to make basic rifle qualifications more challenging, if not more complex, affecting everyone from the freshest boots to the grizzled infantrymen on predeployment workups.
- Afghanistan, U.S. sign long-awaited security pact
The United States and Afghanistan on Tuesday signed a long-delayed security agreement that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year.
- Senator: POV moving company's problems linger
The chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee wants military officials to consider dumping a defense contractor responsible for moving troops' personal vehicles to and from overseas bases when they move on reassignment orders, citing significant delays an
- Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix
The gravestone of a Confederate soldier who died at Elmira's Civil War prison camp has the wrong name on it, according to his great-great-grandson.
- U.S.-led forces bomb IS targets near Turkey
U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said.
- U.S. Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia
- Texan who faked military past guilty in guns case
A Texas convicted felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to a decorated retired Navy Seal faces up to 10 years in prison for having two guns.
- Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme
A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source.
- Interview: Leno on USO, entertaining troops and his 'tank car'
It would be tough to script a better opening line for a story from Jay Leno:
- U.S. to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan
The United States and Afghanistan will sign a long-delayed security agreement Tuesday that will allow about 9,800 American troops to remain in the country past this year, a U.S. official said.
- Report: White House intruder made it far past front door
A man who scaled a White House fence this month and breached the mansion's front door apparently rushed past a Secret Service agent inside and was stopped only after reaching the building's East Room, a government official confirmed Monday.
- McCain: Ground troops needed to fight ISIL
Americans would support sending more U.S. troops to fight the Islamic State if U.S. strategy in the region were clearer, Sen. John McCain, a longtime critic of President Obama's foreign policy, said Monday.
- Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner
By President Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power.
- Marine Corps Times unveils new mobile app, monthly subscription model
Marine Corps Times is revolutionizing its digital experience with the introduction of new mobile applications for smartphones and tablets. A completely revamped website also is on the way.
- Delay vote on authorizing airstrikes, key GOP lawmaker says
By the time Congress decides whether it wants to vote on authorizing new military intervention in Iraq and Syria, the fight could be over.
- Administration seeks to close Gitmo hearing
The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified.
- Germany unable to meet NATO readiness target
Germany's military is unable to meet its medium-term readiness target should NATO call on its members to mobilize against an attack, officials said Monday.
- IS fight already near $1 billion as strategy shifts
The air war in Syria and Iraq has already cost nearly $1 billion and ultimately could cost as much as $22 billion per year if a large ground force is deployed to the region, according to an analysis by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
- Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances
On a recent evening, two of Jordan's top pro-al-Qaida ideologues held court on the rooftop of a villa decorated with strings of lights.
- Poll: 70% of troops say no more boots on the ground in Iraq
As the tide of war rises again in the Middle East, the military's rank and file are mostly opposed to expanding the new mission in Iraq and Syria to include sending a large number of U.S.
- Robots, drones may assist Marine logisticians with new missions
A postwar strategy dominated by the Expeditionary Force 21 concept and a return to small-unit, amphibious missions will put previously unheard of demands on the Marine logistics community.
- U.S. envoy says no talks with North Korea in sight
Washington believes that North Korea is increasingly unwilling to live up to its nuclear disarmament commitments, and is using three detained Americans as pawns, a senior U.S. envoy said Monday.
- Marriage fraud can earn you a prison sentence, stiff fines
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials want service members to say, 'I don't' to marriage fraud, warning that it is a federal crime and no laughing matter.
- In Pakistan, bomb kills 8 as U.S. drone kills 4
A bomb blast killed eight people Sunday in northwestern Pakistan as a U.S. drone strike nearby killed four suspected militants, officials said.
- Obama: U.S. underestimated Islamic State
President Obama told '60 Minutes' that the United States underestimated the strength of the Islamic State before it took over large parts of Syria and Iraq, and overestimated the Iraqi army's ability to fight the militants.
- Five-year dwell standard eyed for Marine Reserves
Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, commander of Marine Forces Reserve, doesn't intend to let the close of a ground war lead to the atrophy of the reservists in his charge.
- U.S.-led airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery near Turkey
Airstrikes likely carried out by a U.S.-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State group Sunday, a witness said, shaking buildings and sending flames shooting into the air near the Turkish border.
- Report: Iran builds surface-to-surface missile
A news agency in Iran is reporting that the Islamic Republic has built a new surface-to-surface cruise missile capable of being launched from an airplane.
- Corps to send 200 Marines to Central America during hurricane season
At the start of the next hurricane season, the Corps plans to dispatch about 200 Marines to Central America in the form of a new special purpose Marine air-ground task force.
- 1/2 will be last Marine combat unit in Afghanistan
Some 13 years after the first Marine deployment to Afghanistan, Marine officials this month identified the last combat unit to leave: 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
- War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other
Jorge Maya sat in a circle at his neighborhood YMCA, a sturdy Afghanistan vet listening to a group of teenage boys scarred by gang violence.
- Vanishing Marine will be tried on desertion charge
A U.S. Marine who vanished in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon will be on trial in military court on desertion and other charges.
- Pentagon: Airstrikes killing terrorists, not civilians
There are no credible reports of civilian casualties after more than 240 airstrikes in the U.S.-led air war against Islamic State group and other terrorists in Iraq and Syria, a top Pentagon official said Friday.
- Editorial: Let's chill on the latte salute silliness
The U.S. was firing missiles on Syria, soldiers were preparing to deploy to Iraq - and folks on the home front were arguing over President's Obama's 'Latte Salute.'
- U.S.-led strikes hit IS group oil areas for 2nd day
American-led coalition warplanes destroyed four tanks belonging to the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Friday, the U.S.
- Miramar colonel fired, accused of illicit affair
A senior officer who served as watchdog for the Marine Corps' West Coast aviation units was removed from his post Wednesday after officials launched an investigation into claims he sent inappropriate photos to a woman with whom he was having an alleged af
- Lejeune gate guard in deadly incident charged with negligent homicide
A Camp Lejeune gate sentry accused of killing a fellow Marine in a negligent shooting in April has been charged by the Marine Corps.
- U.S.-led coalition launches new airstrikes in Syria
U.S. coalition-led warplanes struck jihadis attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions including wheat silos in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said.
- U.S. struggles to blunt Syria rebel anger at strikes
- Yemen's Shiite rebels agree to pull back, disarm
Shiite rebels in Yemen who overran much of the capital signed a security deal on Saturday that stipulates disarmament and withdrawal from areas they have seized in recent months.
- 4 U.S. governors visit Afghanistan for terror briefings
Four U.S. governors made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Saturday as part of a delegation to receive counterterrorism briefings and greet troops stationed there.
- U.S., others vow to strengthen U.N. peacekeeping
The United States and dozens of other countries vowed Friday to speed up and strengthen the U.N.'s overstretched peacekeeping response to crises around the world.
- New rules to cap credit interest rates for troops
Defense Department officials have proposed sweeping new rules that would limit the amount of interest that could be charged to service members and their spouses on most forms of credit - including credit cards.
- Dempsey: Ground troops in Iraq would be international
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the ground troops he may eventually recommend in Iraq would not necessarily be American.
- MRAP whistleblower scores victories in settlement with Marine Corps
A Marine Corps civilian who wrote a scathing internal report arguing that the Corps could have saved hundreds of lives by approving a 2005 request for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in Iraq has won his whistelblower compliant.
- UK aircraft prepared to attack militants in Iraq
Royal Air Force Tornado strike jets are poised to attack Islamic State (IS) targets in a matter of hours following the British Parliament's Friday vote approving action against the militants.
- Ebola mission includes risk of malaria for troops
U.S. troops are trickling in to Liberia to set the stage for a massive deployment to West Africa to help contain the Ebola epidemic.
- U.S. offers more nuanced take on Khorasan threat
Senior U.S. officials offered a more nuanced picture Thursday of the threat they believe is posed by an al-Qaida cell in Syria targeted in military strikes this week, even as they defended the decision to attack the militants.
- Jury finds 2 men guilty in federal terror trial
Two California men were convicted Thursday of conspiring to support terrorists and kill Americans overseas.
- Marines reveal details of tense embassy evacuation from Libya
Newly released details about the decision to evacuate the Embassy in Libya in late July highlight the challenges of tactical decision-making between the Marine Corps and State Department in the event of a crisis at a diplomatic post that requires military action.
- FBI: About a dozen Americans fighting in Syria
The number of Americans the government believes is fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria is almost one-tenth the number cited by government officials and lawmakers for months.
- DoD policy will allow some immigrants in U.S. illegally to serve
A small number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally will have an opportunity to join the military for the first time in decades under a new Defense Department policy unveiled Thursday.
- Retired 3-star: Americans don't understand that ground troops win wars
U.S. lawmakers and the wider American public do not understand why it is important to win land wars because the Army has a hard time explaining it, said retired Lt. Gen. David Barno.
- Analysis: Will Congress vote on authorizing America's new war?
Read between the lines of senior lawmakers' statements about a congressional vote to authorize President Obama's war on the Islamic State (IS) group and one realizes Congress may not vote at all.
- CENTCOM releases new video of airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria
Central Command released new video Thursday of airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria by U.S. and coalition aircraft.
- Pentagon: No 'credible' evidence civilians killed in Syria airstrikes
The U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians may have been killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria, but so far there is no 'credible' reporting that such deaths occurred, the Pentagon said Thursday.
- FBI says U.S. has identified masked man in beheading videos
The U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker, the FBI director says.
- Iran's president: Let region tackle extremists
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told world leaders Thursday that the fight against violent extremists in the Middle East should be led by regional powers, such as Iran, not the U.S.-led coalition assembled by President Obama.
When: Thu Jun 5, 2014
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- New Officers uploaded to website
When: Sat May 31, 2014
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Marine Corps History and Trivia
Forgotten knowledge about the USMC
Originally a separate, numbered Marine company performing infantry duties. Now, lettered Marine companies or the aviation term for ground units.