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,
- Group says it gave hundreds of veterans free pot
Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain.
- Joint Chiefs chairman: Arab nations needed in fight against Islamic State
The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.
- 3 Afghan soldiers missing from U.S. base
Police and military officials were searching Sunday for three soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army who went missing during a training exercise at a U.S. military base.
- Marine recruits, officer candidates to get new Rugged All Terrain boots
Changes are afoot. Starting in October, recruits and officer candidates will get the new Rugged All Terrain boot, a familiar piece of footwear that will replace the Marine Corps Combat Boot.
- White House intruder identified as Army veteran
The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.
- Future in doubt: Uncertainty and smaller budgets plague the Corps
The next few years will be rife with uncertainty for manpower planners and Marines in uniform. Current drawdown plans, which take across-the-board budget cuts into account, call for the service to shrink to 174,000 by the end of 2017.
- Former HM3 receives Silver Star for saving Marine's life
Former Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF/SW) Jonathan Kong waited nearly four years for his first firefight. When it finally happened, his actions that day led to a Silver Star.
- NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'
NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a 'cease-fire in name only,' and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has
- Kurdish fighters head to Syria to fight militants
Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants.
- U.S. troops to have no direct contact with Ebola victims
The 3,000 U.S. troops who will deploy to West Africa to help contain the Ebola epidemic will not have direct exposure to patients infected with the potentially deadly virus, a top defense official said Friday.
- Abuse scandals prompt Hagel to examine military's links to NFL
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is taking a close look at the military's ties to the National Football League amid a spate of domestic violence scandals involving high-profile athletes.
- Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal
Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and
- Marines aboard the Navy's newest amphib arrive in San Diego
About 250 Marines returned to California following two months at sea aboard the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship as it reached its homeport in San Diego.
- U.S., Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft
Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday.
- Turkey: 49 hostages have been freed in Iraq
Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by the Islamic State group in Iraq were freed Saturday, resolving a serious crisis which Turkish officials had long cited as a reason to avoid moving aggressively against the violent militant group.
- Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks
Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce
- France strikes IS depot in Iraq
Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said.
- Odierno: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in
The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population.
- Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria
For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia - from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans.
- Senate OKs plan to train Syrian rebels, avoid government shutdown
Approval of a package that averts a government shutdown and green-lights a program to militarily prepare Syrian rebels netted a big win for several prominent politicians, including the president and the House Armed Services Committee chairman.
- Ask the Lawyer: Leaving child alone may be endangerment
A. Quite a bit; that could lead to a charge of child endangerment, a violation of Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
- Editorial: Marine essay winner shows why the Corps needs to be clear about women in combat roles
This month's Marine Corps Gazette touts the essay by Capt. Lauren F. Serrano that won 1st Place in the Maj. Gen. Harold W. Chase Prize Essay Contest. The contest stipulated that entrants '
- Vet aims to clean up bombs in Vietnam
ATHENS, Ga. Chuck Searcy might one day return to Athens to stay.
- Mattis: Boots on the ground must remain an option in Iraq
The former Marine head of US Central Command said Thursday that a refusal to consider putting boots on the ground could weaken the allied military commitment to fight the Islamic State.
- TRANSCOM chief tells vehicle shipping company to shape up
The four-star chief of U.S. Transportation Command has personally told contractor International Auto Logistics that he expects better performance in shipping troops' vehicles to and from overseas locations.
- Online tools expected to ease absentee voting
If you plan to vote in the Nov. 4 elections, now is the time to request an absentee ballot, said the defense official who runs the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- Odierno did not call for U.S. ground forces to fight Islamic State, spokeswoman says
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno believes that Iraqi ground forces, not U.S. troops, are needed to defeat Islamic State militants in Iraq, according to his spokeswoman.
- Airstrike kills 40 Islamic State fighters
A U.S. air strike near Mosul on Thursday killed 40 Islamic State militants near a terrorist training camp, according to a senior Defense Department official.
- WWII veteran gets high school diploma
Dearborn High School has awarded a diploma to an 88-year-old man who left to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II before completing his senior year.
- Soldier sues Florida for discrimination
A three-tour veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan has sued Gov. Rick Scott and top officials at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, whom he claims stripped him of his job because of his military service.
- Islamic State plot in Australia raises questions
The Islamic State plot to carry out random beheadings in Sydney alleged by police is a simple and barbaric scheme that has shaken Australians.
- House Iraq, Afghanistan veterans divided on Syria rebel training
The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House.
- Marine Corps, Navy approve new pay for long deployments
Marines and sailors deployed longer than 220 days in a row are to start receiving a new op tempo pay intended to reward them for the hardships of serving through an extended deployment.
- British hostage appears in new video by Islamic State
The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing a British journalist who says he is a prisoner of the extremists.
- NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force
NATO's new rapid-reaction 'spearhead' force, meant as a deterrent to Russian aggression, should be up and running with initial capabilities in less than a year, a top alliance official said Thursday.
- North Korea unresponsive to U.S. envoy offer
North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.
- Series of attacks kills at least 15 in Iraq
A series of attacks, including several bombings in commercial areas of Baghdad, killed at least 15 people in Iraq on Thursday, officials said.
- Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet
The United States will provide $46 million in new security assistance to the Ukraine's military but stop short of fulfilling an urgent request from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for lethal aid to help his country fight Russian-backed separatists.
- Air Force nixes 'so help me God' requirement in oaths
The Air Force has withdrawn a requirement that all airmen who take the oath of enlistment and officer appointment conclude with 'so help me God,' the service announced Wednesday.
- Dempsey: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months
Moderate Syrian rebels, once they are made battle-ready by a U.S.-led coalition, may be asked to help restore the border between Syria and Iraq that Islamic State group militants have effectively wiped out, the top American military official said Thursday.
- Rare 'moment of stability' seen in 2015 budget
No need for troops to worry about the beginning of the fiscal year approaching Oct. 1.
- CFC changes will make donating easier
Troops who want to donate to a charity through the Combined Federal Campaign this season will see some improvements.
- MARSOC Marine killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan
A MARSOC Marine was killed in Afghanistan this week in an apparent insider attack.
- Australian police thwart IS beheading plot
More than 800 Australian officers raided dozens of properties in the suburbs of Sydney on Thursday, in an operation to thwart an apparent Islamic State terror plot to carry out random attacks on the public, police said.
- Selfish? Officer's take on women in combat raises outcry
The Marine Corps is about to launch one of its most comprehensive experiments to test the mettle of women in combat, but an active-duty female officer has a message for the Corps: Don't bother.
- Alleged IS recruiter in New York accused of trying to buy weapons to attack U.S. troops
A Rochester man is expected to appear in a federal courtroom here Thursday morning to answer allegations that he recruited fighters for the Islamic State militant group.
- Auditor ties Phoenix VA waits to deaths
The Department of Veterans Affairs' internal watchdog testified Wednesday that delayed treatment for thousands of Arizona veterans may have contributed to some deaths, a strikingly different emphasis than in an August report on the Phoenix VA medical cent
- U.S. to train veterans to install solar panels
The U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.
- Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq
Iran's foreign minister ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.
- Analysis: U.S. officials parse term 'ground troops' when describing Iraq mission
The question of whether the U.S. will send combat troops into Iraq has become a tortured debate over what terms such as 'ground troops' actually mean.
- Defense contractor gets 7 years in military secrets case
A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S.
- Iraq premier nixes U.S. ground troops
Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the '
- White House: U.S. troops in Iraq could call in airstrikes
American troops on the ground in Iraq 'could be in a position to even call in air strikes' on ISIL targets White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One Wednesday afternoon.
- Senior senator: Both chambers should pass CR, Syrian rebels authorities before weekend
A senior Senate Democrat is hopeful both chambers can pass a stopgap spending measure and approve presidential authorities to train and equip Syrian rebels by this weekend.
- House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building
The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project.
- Family: Navy reservist killed in Afghan suicide bombing
Relatives of a U.S. Navy reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan.
- Obama reaffirms opposition to U.S. combat in Iraq
President Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.
- Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as U.S. partners
About half of Iraq's army is incapable of partnering effectively with the U.S. to roll back the Islamic State group's territorial gains in western and northern Iraq, and the other half needs to be partially rebuilt with U.S.
- Stay the course on school lunches, retired brass say
About seven in 10 young adults are ineligible for military service, according to a new report from a group that is pushing school nutrition standards as a way to improve that situation.
- Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'
A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a 'whitewash' that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.
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