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,
- Internal investigation ID'd Phoenix VA fraud in 2008
Inspectors at the Department of Veterans Affairs caught Phoenix VA managers falsifying patient appointment records during a probe six years ago, but agency officials did not divulge those findings at the time, according to documents obtained by The Arizon
- 1,000-pound pod falls off Marine Corps Prowler mid-flight
Marine officials say they have recovered a 1,000-pound tactical jamming system pod that fell off an EA-6B Prowler aircraft while it flew a mission over a military air station in Arizona.
- Yuma Marines rescue lost Boy Scouts near the Colorado River
Marines rescued 28 Boy Scouts and four chaperones Saturday night after they were reported missing when they failed to reach a checkpoint during a canoe trip.
- Marine Corps booted suspected Indiana serial killer in 1993
A former Marine, who recently confessed to killing seven women in Indiana, was kicked out of the Marine Corps as a private in 1993 after fewer than two years of service.
- Kidnapping plot in Turkey raises new questions about U.S. troops' safety
A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country.
- Chaos in Canada: Gunfire erupts in Parliament building
A Canadian soldier was shot and killed Wednesday while standing guard at a war memorial in the nation's capital in Ottawa, and a gunman was killed after racing inside Parliament.
- Dempsey hits YouTube to address troops' Ebola concerns
The nation's top military officer has taken to YouTube to soothe troops' concerns about deploying to the region of Africa being ravaged by Ebola.
- Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in U.S.
President Obama expressed confidence about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.
- Stateside Ebola team starts training today
The 30-person medical team designed to provide short-notice help and support to civilian hospitals who may deal with Ebola cases at home began training Wednesday at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
- Marine suspected of murder in Philippine custody
A US Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over his custody.
- U.S. increases security in wake of Canada shootings, though no threats cited
The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threa
- Bond set for Afghan soldiers who fled for Canada
Three Afghan soldiers detained since abandoning a Massachusetts training exercise to avoid returning to Afghanistan are hoping financial help from supporters will allow them to go free as they challenge deportation and pursue asylum.
- North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children.
- Commentary: Breaking the cycle of debt for troops, families
The spouse of a member of the Illinois National Guard took out a loan of $2,575 in Illinois. Due to triple-digit interest rates, the family spent more than $8,000 to repay the loan.
- Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horri
- Estonia: Russian military plane violated air space
Estonia on Wednesday summoned Russia's ambassador over an airspace violation by a Russian military aircraft.
- Marines return from Australia following largest rotation to date
The biggest Marine rotation to deploy to Australia returned to California on Monday after spending six months Down Under, paving the way to base a full Marine air-ground task force there in the future.
- Credit requirements loosened for student loan program
The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for a federal student loan program used by parents and graduate students.
- Rotor fire damages Marine Corps helicopter
A Marine Corps helicopter sustained at least $2 million in damages last week when a rotor brake caught fire following maintenance.
- 1.7 percent COLA increase starts in January
Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.
- IS fighters seize airdropped weapons meant for Kurds
Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to suppy Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.
- Pentagon confirms IS seized weapons bundle
The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday.
- Some stereotypes stick to vets, survey shows
All veterans aren't homeless washouts. But Got Your Six officials worry that many Americans see them that way.
- As tensions rise, Pentagon beefs up missions in Europe
As the nation's eyes are on the Ebola outbreak and the fight with Islamic State militants, the situation in Europe is getting decidedly colder - think Cold War.
- Iraqi Kurds authorize sending fighters to Kobani
Lawmakers in Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region voted Wednesday to authorize sending Kurdish fighters known as peshmerga to help defend the embattled town of Kobani in Syria, where fellow Kurds are facing an onslaught by militants of the Islamic Sta
- Editorial: Dunford and his Marines
Congratulations to Gen. Joseph Dunford, who on Oct. 17 assumed his new post as the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps during a passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington.
- Editorial: Who's kidding whom?
The next time you hear a four-star whine to Congress about how military pay and benefits are wreaking havoc on the defense budget and must be rolled back, think about this item buried deep in the news mix last week:
- Syria claims it destroyed jets seized by IS
The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister.
- Arkansas state VA seeks to change name
The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs wants to change its name to differ from the federal agency to avoid confusion, department Director Cissy Rucker said.
- FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis
Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions.
- Defense firms prefer GOP, but spread campaign cash between political parties
For every campaign contribution from a major arms manufacturer to a Republican candidate or group, one of comparable size to a Democrat is not far behind.
- Driver sentenced to 30 months after Marine's death
An Ohio driver has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after a hit-and-run crash killed a Marine from Virginia.
- Terrorist ideology blamed in car attack on Canadian soldiers
A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and had seized his passport, authorities said Tuesday.
- Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million so far
The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
- Corps develops motorcycle training course for new riders
The Marine Corps is working to develop a new motorcycle safety training course that would target inexperienced riders.
- Marine copter helps rescue lost Boy Scout boaters
The Marine Corps helped rescue a Boy Scout troop that got lost while canoeing on the Colorado River.
- S.C. party chairs back change in picking state military head
The chairmen of South Carolina's Republican and Democratic parties are urging voters to support a proposed change to the way the state's top military officer is selected.
- NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea
NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.
- Survey: Militarytimes.com readers believe U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq
Most Militarytimes.com readers believe the U.S. will soon send ground combat troops to Iraq, despite President Obama's repeated assurances to the contrary.
- Anchorage School District bans military recruiters
The Anchorage School District has banned military recruiters from the district's campuses.
- U.S. planes airdrop arms to besieged Syrian town
The U.S. Air Force dropped military aid around the besieged Syrian town of Kobani overnight in an effort to resupply Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants there, U.S. Central Command in Tampa said.
- Pressure mounts to change tactics against Islamic State group
On Sept. 23, the U.S. began airstrikes against militants aligned with the Islamic States (IS) inside Syria, kicking off what President Obama and top military leaders characterizes as a campaign that will last for some time.
- Sweden's submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic
Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.
- Nevada guardsman killed in school shooting posthumously awarded 2 medals
More than 500 supporters sat in silence with heads bowed and solemn expressions on their faces on Sunday as they remembered Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry.
- Fewer veterans running for congressional office
The number of veterans in Congress has been steadily dropping in recent election cycles, but the legislative branch's meager military credentials could take a major hit this year.
- Free financial checkup for active-duty families
Wondering whether you're on the right track financially? Will you be able to meet your goal of buying your dream truck, putting your kids through college, living comfortably in retirement, or all of the above?
- Marines face off against South Korean troops in epic drum battle
It's a gutsy move to go into battle against U.S. Marines - even if you're a band member and the weapon of choice is a snare drum.
- Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm U.S. ties
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no '
- Website matches Marines' skills with certifications
The Marine Corps has rolled out a comprehensive new website to help Marines capitalize on their military training by earning equivalent civilian certifications that can lead to jobs in the civilian workforce.
- Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis
Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.
- Trial begins over Navy silencer contract
A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, prosecutors said Monday.
- These federal contractors are hiring vets now
Companies that do business with the federal government employ a big chunk of the U.S. workforce - and if you're a veteran looking to join their ranks, federal law requires that they give you a leg up.
- Civil affairs Marines to get Android phones, new data collection app
A new smartphone app for civil affairs Marines may make the next humanitarian aid mission a little bit smoother.
- Financial help possible for families of troops deployed on Ebola mission
Families of troops deployed to West Africa on the Ebola mission are eligible for emergency financial assistance from the nonprofit Operation Homefront on the same basis as those of troops deployed to combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, officials an
- Military deals at ski getaways & what's new at some resorts near you
- U.S. advisory mission in Iraq remains limited in scope and impact
More than one month after President Obama ordered U.S. troops to begin an advise-and-assist mission supporting the Iraqi military's fight against Islamic militants, that effort remains limited in its scope and effectiveness.
- After arms drop, U.S. coalition strikes IS
Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town.
- Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to 'valiant' Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be 'irresponsible' and
- Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 4 troops
Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people.
- Top U.S. commander in Ebola fight sees progress
The first of 17 U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in West Africa will open in a few weeks, the top commander of U.S. troops in the region told USA Today on Sunday.
When: Thu Jun 5, 2014
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- New Officers uploaded to website
When: Sat May 31, 2014
Event Status: confirmed
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