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,
- U.S., U.N. announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.
- Congress presses DoD for allotment system reform
Lawmakers are stepping up pressure on the Pentagon to improve the paycheck allotment system that allows service members to direct portions of their biweekly pay to certain people or institutions.
- Case of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin on cover of People Magazine
The story of missing Marine wife Erin Corwin made the cover of this week's People Magazine, set to hit newsstands Friday.
- U.S. Family Health Plan too costly, watchdog report says
A popular health care program that serves more than 130,000 military family members and retirees is redundant and should be eliminated, the Government Accountability Office says.
- Marine Corps responds to Gold Star family's allegations of 'misleading, offensive' information
The Marine Corps responded in part to a 10-page letter from a Gold Star family that accused the Corps of misleading the public about events in the aftermath of their son's death.
- First lady expands effort to end vet homelessness
Michelle Obama said the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is 'a stain on the soul of this nation,' as the federal government expands its initiative to provide stable and affordable housing for service members.
- State Dept.: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics
The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Con
- Stolen WWI gas mask found in pawn shop
A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing for almost a century is on display in Cheyenne again after a South Dakota pawn shop donated it back to the state.
- Gold Star family blasts Marines' communication on insider attack case
An outraged Gold Star family has levied new accusations which contest information the Marine Corps released concerning events following a 2012 insider attack in Afghanistan.
- Boy found dead in C-130 may have been seen near other planes
Investigators are looking into whether the boy found dead Sunday in a C-130J wheel well was seen earlier trying to reach aircraft at an airfield in Bamako, Mali, said Eberhard Bayer, a spokesman for the German prosecutor's office.
- House approves VA health care overhaul
The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.
- IG: Services contribute to delays in processing VA claims
Veterans wait months longer than necessary to have their veterans disability benefits processed because of delays in how military officials handle service medical records, according to an audit released Thursday by the Defense Department Inspector General
- Marines developing gender-neutral MOS tests as 11 new jobs open to women
The Corps' top general said the service plans to adopt a gender-neutral screening test that would assess Marines' physical qualifications for various military specialties.
- General to question Bergdahl about his disappearance
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner swap with the Taliban two months ago, will meet next week with the senior Army officer investigating the circumstances of his capture in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Wednesday.
- Military Times honors 2014 Service Members of the Year
They've done extraordinary things in service to their country. But on Wednesday, a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine and Coast Guardsman were recognized for more than their military exploits.
- Where would new VA medical facilities be located?
Several new Veterans Affairs medical facilities would be opened if a House-Senate compromise bill designed to shorten delays in treating veterans becomes law.
- CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders
CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.
- More senators seek military aid to Ukraine
Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials.
- Man in military uniform killed in Fayetteville
Fayetteville police say a man dressed in a military uniform was shot and killed in the parking lot of a local apartment complex.
- Conference committee OKs $17B VA health care bill
House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.
- Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.
- VA manipulated vets' appointment data, audit finds
Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases intimidation of staff to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system.
- House committee rebukes Obama over Bergdahl deal
House Armed Services Committee members voted Tuesday to condemn President Obama for failing to consult with congressional leaders before swapping five Taliban prisoners for prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
- Some F-35 flight restrictions lifted
The Pentagon has lifted some flight restrictions on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, while inspections will continue for the foreseeable future, according to a Defense Department official.
- MARSOC gunnery sergeant to receive posthumous Silver Star
A MARSOC gunnery sergeant who was killed while fighting insurgents in Afghanistan, will be awarded the military's third-highest award for valor on Tuesday, MARSOC officials announced.
- SOCOM chief McRaven set to become next chancellor for University of Texas System
University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.
- Dunford fielded tough questions on military justice before his confirmation
Before Gen. Joseph Dunford appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee for his confirmation hearing July 17, he answered a long list of the committee's questions on topics ranging from acquisition challenges to suicide prevention.
- Groups sue VA over rules on PTSD claims for sexual trauma
Two advocacy groups are suing the Veterans Affairs Department for what they say are the department's discriminatory practices regarding compensation claims related to service-connected sexual assault.
- Japanese urgently search U.S. archives for WWII MIA info
Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.
- Bill calls for Tricare to eliminate birth control co-pays
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., introduced legislation on Wednesday that would require Tricare to provide birth control free-of-charge to beneficiaries at retail pharmacies and by mail.
- Report: Female troops struggle to get reproductive health care
Active-duty women face immense obstacles in accessing sufficient reproductive and sexual health care in the military health system, according to a new report by a Washington, D.C., think tank.
- Former Iran hostage demands compensation from Iranians
Paul Lewis arrived as a Marine Corps security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 3, 1979.
- Colo. VA employees face discipline for manipulating data
The Department of Veterans Affairs says six employees at a clinic in Fort Collins and the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, should be disciplined for manipulating data about veteran care.
- House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill
With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.
- Body of young 'stowaway' found in wheel well of C-130 after Africa missions
The body of an unidentified male between 15 and 20 years old was found in the wheel well of an 86th Airlift Wing C-130 on Sunday after the plane returned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from missions in Africa, officials said.
- Japanese practice amphibious landing in Hawaii
Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month.
- McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary
It's been a quick courtship for Bob McDonald - and there will be no honeymoon.
- U.S. and EU pledge new sanctions against Russia
The U.S. message has been clear that if Russia would not deescalate its movements and hostility in Ukraine, more sanctions would be imposed.
- Pot-for-PTSD researcher denied reinstatement
The University of Arizona has rejected a marijuana researcher's plea to keep her job after her contract was terminated in June.
- Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8M in defamation case against estate of 'American Sniper' author
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs.
- Bill aims to strengthen forensic training in sexual assault cases
The Defense Department must improve its procedures for investigating sexual assaults by standardizing training requirements for medical experts who examine victims and analyze rape kits, a bipartisan group of lawmakers say.
- South Korea says North Korea fires 4 projectiles
North Korea fired four short-range projectiles toward the ocean off its east coast on Wednesday in its latest in a series of missile and artillery tests, officials said.
- Last crew member of Enola Gay dies
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.
- 17,000 troops' debt relieved in settlement with loan company
About 17,000 service members tricked into predatory loans could see their debts erased under a settlement announced by federal and state regulators Tuesday.
- Admiral: World getting 'numb' to North Korean missiles
Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Tuesday.
- Lavrov and Kerry talk about Cold War-era arms deal
Russia's Foreign Ministry says the chief diplomats from Russia and the United States have discussed the situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of a Cold War-era arms control deal that the U.S. has accused Russia of violating.
- Military Times returning to Navy exchanges overseas in August
Sailors stationed overseas will soon see copies of Military Times newspapers for sale in Navy exchanges again.
- Afghan quick reaction force slowed by logistics failures
A specially trained and equipped Afghan Army quick reaction force is in danger of having its vehicles fall into disrepair, and its soldiers miss out on training due to an inability to supply much-need spare parts and training, a Congressionally-mandated w
- Miller faces sales job on $17B VA bill in the House
Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker.
- Vets, teens transplant corals in Florida Keys
A dozen wounded veterans submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to help transplant corals on a special section of the reef set aside as a remembrance area for fallen American service personnel.
- Pig-castrating Senate candidate returns from Guard duty
Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.
- House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border
House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.
- Marines approve new primary MOS for MARSOC officers
The commandant of the Marine Corps has approved a new primary military occupational specialty that will allow Marine officers the opportunity to spend a career in the Corps' special operations command.
- White House: EU, U.S. to impose new Russia sanctions
The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.
- Calif. governor takes dig at Texas Guard plan
California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that 'wiser minds will prevail.'
- Former Apache pilot heads Redskins special teams
After practice on Military Appreciation Day at Washington Redskins training camp, the special teams coordinator made a beeline to the people in uniform near the special VIP tent.
- U.N. rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.
- VA reform bill to get vote this week
In a dramatic legislative turnaround, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees on Monday unveiled plans for a $17 billion compromise VA reform bill that funds the hiring of more clinicians, expands private care options and makes i
- Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has accused the federal government of failing to provide enough resources on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants, including more than 57,000 children who have illegally crossed into the U.S.
- U.S.: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty
In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach 'a very serious matter' and going public with allegations that have simmered for some tim
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