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,
- USMC Super Stallion crashes in Gulf of Aden; all 25 personnel rescued
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed at sea today in the Central Command area of operations, an official press release stated.
- New seminar will prep logisticians for EF-21 mission types
Coming soon: a seminar for all Marine logisticians to prepare them for their role in small-unit operations and joint missions around the globe.
- Militia says it 'secured' U.S. compound in Libya
The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has 'secured' a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.
- DoD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussions
The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions.
- Iraqi forces break militant siege of town after U.S. airstrikes
Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S.
- DoD takes lead on finding drugs to fight superbugs
With very few antibiotics in development at major pharmaceutical companies, the Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs' - bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications.
- U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'
Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S.
- Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops.
- Senator: Obama may be too cautious with militants
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Obama may be too cautious in his approach to dealing with Islamic State militants.
- MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists
Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators.
- Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
- Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists
President Obama's acknowledgment the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.
- Lawyer: IG made false statements about Marine who warned of insider attack
The lawyer for an officer facing discharge for negligently conveying classified information in an email - which he admitted doing as an urgent warning of an imminent war-zone threat - alleges 'false statements' and 'mischaracterizations' were included in
- More charges in sailor's death in Germany
A soldier will stand trial Oct. 14 on charges he made a false official statement and helped conceal a crime in the December death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
- 'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated
Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the 'Walking Dead.'
- John Walker, a former sailor who spied for the Soviets, dies in prison
A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina.
- Vigil marks Marine vet's 3rd year of imprisonment in Iran
Rep. Dan Kildee has joined a Bay City vigil marking the third anniversary of the Iranian imprisonment of a Marine Corps veteran.
- Here are some last-minute Labor Day staycations
The end of summer draws near - sigh - but it's not over yet!
- Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S.
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
- California lawmakers vote to protect in-state tuition for veterans
California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged.
- Clash kills 4 Yemeni troops, 13 suspected militants
Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.
- Obama calls on other nations to fight Islamic State
President Obama on Thursday shunted aside speculation that he will soon expand the U.S. bombing campaign against Islamic extremists into Syria, saying the military mission for now will remain focused on Iraq.
- USAF chief: Pratt close to developing F-35 engine fix
Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney is close to performing tests on a potential design change for its F135 engine following a June incident that led to the devastation of an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
- Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
- Company touts improvements to POV moving
The logjam that's caused delays in getting troops' cars to and from overseas is starting to clear, said an official with the new contractor.
- Expert: Move pain management into 21st century
Contrary to a popular military tenet, pain is not weakness leaving the body.
- Fort Hood shooter asks to be 'citizen' of Islamic State
The man convicted in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 that left 13 dead is asking to become a 'citizen' of the Islamic State in a letter to the militant group's leader.
- Ask the Lawyer: Yes, sex with a minor is a crime
A. When a service member has a sexual relationship with a child over age 12 but under age 16, the back story of the romance is largely irrelevant.
- U.S. delivers military aid to Lebanese army
The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists.
- Longtime newsroom leader Tobias Naegele leaving Gannett Government Media
Tobias Naegele, an award-winning editor who led Military Times and Defense News during two wars and spearheaded the newsroom's entrance into the digital age, announced his resignation Wednesday.
- Votel takes helm of Special Operations Command
Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base.
- High school buddies followed similar path to jihad
The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes.
- U.S. warplanes bomb targets in northern Iraq
U.S. fighter planes conducted five airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Thursday, continuing a limited campaign aimed at helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake key territory and degrade the militants' capability.
- Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers
The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside.
- U.N. Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis
Alarmed members of the U.N. Security Council demanded Thursday that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the Ukraine crisis, while the U.S. ambassador accused Moscow of having 'outright lied.'
- Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base
The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air
- Rep. Hunter: Islamic State just 'guys in pajamas,' not an 'existential threat'
A GOP House member who served in Iraq says the Islamic State is not an 'existential threat' to the United States, striking a different tone than other Republicans.
- Lejeune mess hall dedicated to Marines who died stopping bomb truck
Two Marines who earned posthumous Navy Crosses for standing in the way of a truck filled with explosives in Iraq will be honored in the renaming of a mess hall on the base they called home.
- Sources: U.S. considering new relief mission in Iraq
The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.
- Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria
President Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying 'we don't have a strategy yet' for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.
- Cave team: Erin Corwin found in unmapped gold mine
A cave rescue team said the gold mine where Erin Corwin was found is little more than 'an anonymous hole in the desert' that has not been worked for decades and is not marked on any maps.
- China vows to respond to U.S. surveillance flights
China said Thursday it will continue responding to U.S. military surveillance flights off its coast, rejecting American accusations that one of Beijing's fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy plane last week.
- Gen. Dunford: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015
Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S.
- Former Marine pleads not guilty in Erin Corwin's death
A former Marine who is accused of killing his neighbor's wife, Erin Corwin, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
- Finland suspects Russian airspace violation
Finland's Defense Ministry said it suspects a Russian military aircraft on Thursday violated Finnish airspace - the third such incident in six days.
- SOCOM orders more 84mm recoilless rifles
Special Operations Command has signed a contract worth up to $187 million for the purchase of more Carl Gustav recoilless rifles and ammunition from Swedish defense firm Saab.
- 3 charged in assault on disabled S.C. veteran
Three people have been charged - including the victim's granddaughter - in a home invasion that resulted in the shooting and wounding of a disabled Vietnam veteran in Rock Hill.
- Alabama VA employee accused of sexually abusing patient
A Veterans Affairs Southeast Network employee who works at the Tuskegee VA medical center and was charged with sexual abuse of a veteran patient in February is still receiving a paycheck.
- Reports: 2nd U.S. Islamist fighter killed in Syria
The Obama administration is investigating reports from Syria that a second American was killed over the weekend while fighting alongside Islamist State extremists.
- Soldier convicted in '03 grenade attack vs. fellow troops will have appeal hearing
A soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait will have an appeal in military court.
- U.S. journalist thankful for work to secure freedom
A U.S. journalist speaking publicly for the first time since his release from a Syrian extremist group said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many 'brave, determined and big-hearted' people were behind efforts to secure his release.
- U.S.: Russia directing new offensive in Ukraine
The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities else
- 151 years after Gettysburg, a Medal of Honor recipient
Of the 3,487 men and one woman who have received the Medal of Honor, 644 have been awarded the nation's highest military honor posthumously.
- Military ethos vs. Individual honor: The Naval Academy's Heisman conundrum
Allow Roger Staubach to, rather unofficially, carry the torch for Keenan Reynolds' 2014 Heisman campaign. From one Navy great to another.
- Two heroes from Vietnam will receive Medal of Honor
Two soldiers who served in Vietnam will receive the Medal of Honor in a Sept. 15 ceremony, the White House announced Tuesday. A third soldier, who fought in Gettysburg during the Civil War, will also receive the top valor award.
- Afghan candidate pulls out of election audit
One of two men vying to become the president of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, pulled his observers Wednesday from an audit of the country's disputed election over concerns of widespread fraud in a move that throws the already contentious election into f
- Sources: U.S. surveillance planes over Syria
The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.
- U.S. transfers 2 Yemenis held in Bagram prison to Yemen
Yemeni security officials say that two prisoners held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan have been handed over to Yemen.
- One-third of domestic violence victims in active-duty military families are men
Army Special Forces Sgt. Casey Gray clearly recalls the day when his fiancée turned violent.
- Obama announces veterans mental health efforts, but most aren't new
In his speech before the American Legion on Tuesday, President Obama touted new initiatives intended to improve mental health treatment and support for service members and veterans.
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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