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,
- Stranger pays veteran's duck fine without his OK
What appears to be a citizen trying to do a good deed might deny a disabled veteran the day in court he wants.
- U.S.: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for 'creating the conditions' that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.
- Study uses EEGs to guide treatment for depression
Electroencephalograms, or EEGs, which measure electrical activity in the brain, show promise in improving treatment for depression - and consequently lowering post-traumatic stress symptoms and suicidal tendencies, a new military medical study has found.
- Atheist group urges Congress to allow humanist military chaplains
More than one in five service members do not identify with a particular religion, according to Defense Department statistics. To better serve them, an organization is working to expand the Chaplain Corps to include clergy who don't believe in a god.
- Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet
Todd Honea discovered his calling, partly out of necessity, while in the Marines: to get fit and help others to do the same.
- General: Texas Guard to take observation role at border
Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.
- Blue Angels add XO, screening after misconduct report
In the wake of a high-profile misconduct investigation of the Blue Angels, the Navy's top aviator announced sweeping changes to the flight demonstration squadron's unique structure - changes officials hope will yield a better-run squadron.
- VA nominee: 'Change can be achieved'
At Bob McDonald's confirmation hearing Tuesday on his nomination to become the next Veterans Affairs Secretary, Sen.
- Sergeant major portrayed in 'Generation Kill' faces child sex charges
A retired battalion sergeant major who was depicted in the HBO miniseries 'Generation Kill,' was arrested in Yuma, Arizona, and charged with sex offenses involving a minor. It's the second time in a month he has faced child sex abuse allegations.
- Marine who knew missing California woman arrested
High Desert law enforcement suspect that a pregnant Marine spouse who has been missing for weeks may have been harmed by a former Marine with whom she was romantically involved.
- Military suicides declined slightly in 2013, Pentagon says
Suicides in the military dropped by 6 percent last year, a decline that Pentagon officials hope signals a reversal in a tragic trend - but that some advocates say does not reflect the true scope of the issue in the military and veterans' community.
- Report: Open-air burn pits still in use in Afghanistan
Two incinerators at a joint Afghan-U.S. airbase have been underused, needlessly exposing troops to toxic pollution generated from open-air burn pits still in operation, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has found.
- Officer who trained first black Marines laid to rest
A World War II officer who trained the country's first black Marines was laid to rest at the Roseburg National Cemetery Annex.
- Donor gives Purple Heart to 12-year-old stabbing victim
The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift.
- Video: Marine veteran saves woman from oncoming freight train
Some Marine Corps training will stick with you for life - and sometimes, it will help save a life.
- White House to launch new high-tech job training initiative for veterans
New high-tech job training efforts being launched by the White House this week will include veteran-specific programs and placement efforts, Vice President Joe Biden told the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention on Monday.
- Ryan Pitts receives Medal of Honor for Battle of Wanat
Former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts received the Medal of Honor on Monday for his heroism during the Battle of Wanat in 2008, one of deadliest clashes of the Afghanistan War.
- Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site
President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.
- Obama voices concern about casualties in Mideast
President Obama called Monday for the international community to focus on ending the fighting in the Gaza Strip, as Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East to make a renewed push for a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.
- Investigation reveals creepy details behind Marine colonel's firing
An investigation into last year's firing of a senior Marine Corps officer reveals that at least six female subordinates told authorities he had touched them inappropriately or made lewd comments to them.
- California won't send troops to Mexican border
California Gov. Jerry Brown won't be deploying National Guard troops to the Mexican border like Texas is doing in response to an influx of immigrants, a state military official said Monday.
- Suicide bomber kills 4 foreign guards in Kabul
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a police compound housing foreign advisers in Kabul on Tuesday, killing four foreign security guards and wounding six, Afghan officials said.
- MARSOC uses applicants' feedback to redesign workout prep program
MARSOC fitness tips: don't skimp on the swimming and carry a 50-pound pack everywhere.
- Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA
A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California.
- Texas governor to send 1,000 National Guard troops to border
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce today that he plans to activate up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help guard the U.S.-Mexico border, a source in the governor's office told Military Times.
- Q&A spotlights Dunford's view on key issues
Ahead of his confirmation hearing July 17 in Washington, Gen. Joseph Dunford provided the Senate Armed Services Committee with written responses to several policy questions designed to glean how he would lead the Marine Corps as its 36th commandant.
- Military burying Marine missing since WWII
The remains of a Marine from northeastern Kentucky unaccounted for since last being seen on an island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
- U.N. to vote on crash resolution; Russia reluctant
The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it.
- Use your VA loan benefit
After a tornado ripped through Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rhonda Stockstill's house in Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013, she and her husband began the hunt for a new home, thinking they would go through their previous lender to get another VA home loan.
- Kerry: Mounting evidence of Russian involvement in crash
Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday there was mounting evidence Russia assisted separatists in Ukraine in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
- Study: Indirect link between combat and suicide risk
One of the first comprehensive efforts to explain record suicides among soldiers during and after their deployments in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan finds an indirect link between deployment, combat and self-destructive urges, according to a paper publ
- 2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip
Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.
- App lets Marines share their workout progress with friends
If you're interested in tracking and sharing your progress on the new MARSOC 10-week prep workout, it turns out, there's an app for that.
- Editorial: MARSOC should disclose its attrition rates
Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command has overhauled its 10-week fitness program designed to help would-be operators optimally prepare for the rigors of MARSOC's assessment and selection process.
- WWII vet gets surprise $1K check after robbery
A 101-year-old veteran in Carson City who was the victim of a home invasion robbery over the Memorial Day weekend has received a $1,000 check during a surprise visit from supporters.
- Aircraft with U.S. personnel lands in Ugandan road
A small aircraft carrying U.S. military personnel made an emergency landing in the middle of a highway after running out of fuel, Ugandan police said Friday.
- Overnight attacks in Iraq kill at least 16 people
Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control.
- After 2 years aboard PI, Marine finishes MCT as honor graduate
Lance Cpl. Tallia Goodale got the typical 10 days of leave all new Marines get after boot camp,but when it was over, she had to go back to the training depot.
- Iraq War vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks
Darin Welker is facing a citation and a hearing in Coshocton Municipal Court for owning 14 ducks, as they are in violation of a village ordinance.
- Bodies of MH17 victims on train bound for rebel-held city
All 196 bodies recovered from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have been loaded onto refrigerated trains headed for a rebel-held city, according to reports Sunday.
- Russia bans congressman, 12 other Americans
Russia has placed a U.S. lawmaker and 12 other people connected with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq on its list of those banned from entering the country.
- Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler
Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie '
- Analysts: Airliner Shootdown Points to Russian-Made System
- Without radar, missile may not have identified Malaysian jet
If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn't have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.
- One star: Survival is crisis response, not combat ops
With the Corps focused on crisis response and disaster relief in place of major combat operations, a major amphibious landing on contested soil wouldn't look too pretty, according to a one-star general.
- Hunter: Bring in Mattis, OIF vets to advise on Iraq
Congress should call on 'the old hands' including Marine Corps Gens. Jim Mattis and John F. Kelly to navigate political and military pitfalls in Iraq, a California lawmaker said this week.
- 620,000 trees to honor fallen Civil War soldiers
Visitors along the scenic byway between Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Charlottesville, Virginia, will begin to notice clusters of trees lining the route.
- Four U.S. troops injured after firearm mishap in Japan
Four Japan-based U.S. service members were injured on Thursday following a negligent discharge of a firearm that occurred at a Marine Corps base in northeast Okinawa.
- Testimony ends in Jesse Ventura defamation trial
Testimony has ended in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the estate of 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle.
- Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul
BAGHDAD The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
- Family of slain Ohio WWII Navy vet renews reward
The family of a World War II veteran and great-great grandfather killed in his Ohio home nearly three years ago is renewing a $5,000 reward for information that helps solve the cold case, saying that justice is long overdue.
- Obama rules out military response to downing of passenger jet
The U.S. will not take military action in response to the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine, President Obama told reporters Friday.
- Bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 27 people
A series of bombings, including three over a span of less than 10 minutes, killed at least 27 people across Baghdad on Saturday, shaking the fragile sense of security the capital has maintained despite the Sunni militant offensive raging across northern a
- Officials: U.S. drone strike kills 11 in N.W. Pakistan
A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.
- 15 percent of Syrian sarin chemicals destroyed
The Pentagon says 15 percent of the main Syrian chemical weapons on board the U.S. cargo vessel MV Cape Ray have been destroyed.
- Ukraine rebels promise MH17 investigators safe passage
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine agreed Friday to allow investigators access to the scattered crash site of a Malaysian airliner that was shot down, killing all 298 aboard.
- Downed plane could alter course of Ukraine fight
The downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine could prove to be a turning point in the country's conflict. But which way it turns depends mainly on who carried out the attack and how convincingly it can be proved to the world.
- DoD still hasn't released final 2013 suicide numbers
In 2012, the U.S. military hit a record for the number of suicides among troops on active duty - 319 - since the Pentagon began closely tracking the numbers in 2001.
- Colleges are for sale but they continue to recruit on bases
Their college campuses are for sale and they're under attack from federal regulators, but that hasn't stopped a pair of for-profit schools from recruiting new students at military bases.
- DOD resumes transferring military vehicles to first responders
The Defense Department has resumed transferring excess military vehicles to civilian emergency personnel after reaching an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, said Jeffrey Curtis, executive director, logistics operations support for the De
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Marine Corps History and Trivia
Forgotten knowledge about the USMC
"By your leave, sir/ma'am."
When overtaking a senior officer in rank proceeding in the same direction, draw abreast on the senior's left, coming to the salute as you say, "By your leave, sir." The senior officer acknowledges the salute and replies, "Granted" or "Carry on."