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,
- Different attackers in Benghazi?
Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders involved in the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks suggests that the perpetrators of a second, dawn assault on a CIA complex probably were different from those who penetrated the U.S.
- CBO: Save $19B by replacing 70K troops with civilians
DoD could save $19 billion over 10 years by doing so.
- Bataan ARG moved to Persian Gulf
As the crisis in Iraq grows, so does the Navy fleet in the Persian Gulf.
- The right to bare arms: Soldiers demand rolled sleeves in summer
For Spc. Milt Perkins, the summer heat at Fort Polk is like a Louisiana steam bath.
- VA official 'sickened' by whistleblower retaliation
The Veterans Affairs Department's second-ranking health official offered a blunt, harsh assessment of his department to Congress on Tuesday night: 'We failed in the trust America placed in us.'
- 2-star nominated to advise CMC
A Marine two-star has been tapped to receive a third star and serve as the next top adviser to the commandant, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Wednesday.
- Military caregiver webinar set for Thursday
Military caregivers, who often need to find additional employment to support their families, may face the risk of job discrimination because of their family responsibilities in caring for their wounded, ill or injured service member.
- Obama, NATO chief call for Afghan security agreement
The leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Tuesday that Afghanistan needs to sign security agreements by the time of a NATO summit in early September.
- SOUTHCOM chief: Central America drug war a dire threat to U.S. national security
In an exclusive commentary for Military Times, Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, writes that the increasing drug violence destabilizing Latin American countries is a critical and immediate security threat to the United States.
- U.N.: Afghan civilian death toll up so far this year
The number of Afghan civilians, including children, killed in violence rose by nearly 17 percent in the first half of this year, compared with the same period in 2013 as the fight is increasingly taking place closer to homes in populated areas, the U.N. s
- Iraqi officials: 50 bodies found south of Baghdad
Iraqi officials discovered 50 bodies, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, in an agricultural area outside a city south of Baghdad on Wednesday, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid the battle against a Sunni insurgency.
- Bahrain questions activists after diplomat meeting
Bahraini authorities summoned two prominent opposition activists for questioning Wednesday in connection with their meeting with a U.S. diplomat who was ordered to leave the Gulf island nation this week.
- Pennsylvania man's draft notice was 102 years late
A western Pennsylvania woman says her late father has received notice to register for the nation's military draft, some 102 years too late.
- Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving U.S.
German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries.
- Report: U.S. spies on prominent Muslim-Americans
An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists and other national security t
- Seven new ground combat schools open to women
The first enlisted female Marines will start training in mortarman and infantry assaultman specialty schools next week as the Marine Corps kicks off the next phase of its Women in Service Review study.
- Senators criticize White House for lack of clarity in Iraq
The more the White House talks to Congress about Iraq, the less clear lawmakers are on what the path ahead there will be.
- Judge: Hawaii soldier's wife an 'evil stepmother'
An 'evil' stepmother derived pleasure from severely beating her husband's 5-year-old daughter while they lived in Army housing in Hawaii, a federal judge said Tuesday as he upheld a plea deal the woman made with prosecutors to receive a 20-year sentence f
- Iraq: 'Terrorists' seize ex-chemical weapons site
The Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where remnants of 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled decades ago with the deadly nerve agent sarin are stored along with other chemica
- North Korea again fires projectiles into sea
North Korea launched two projectiles Wednesday morning into the sea off its east coast, in an apparent continuation of a recent series of missile and artillery test launches, a South Korean defense official said.
- Evening meetings boost attendance at House VA panel
House Veterans Affairs Committee officials held their fourth evening oversight hearing of the summer on Tuesday, an unusual practice that staffers hinted could become the norm.
- Typhoon pounds Okinawa
Typhoon Neoguri was downgraded from 'super typhoon' status but still packed a powerful punch Tuesday as it lashed Japan's Okinawa island chain with strong winds, heavy rain and large waves.
- Benghazi suspect to face more charges
The suspect in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, appeared briefly in federal court Tuesday where a federal prosecutor said additional charges would be filed against him.
- VA to restructure medical inspector's office
The Veterans Affairs Department will reorganize its Office of the Medical Inspector following a scathing report that found officials downplayed whistleblower complaints and failed to take seriously charges of deficient patient care at VA hospitals and cli
- U.S. Naval War College welcomes new president
The U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, has a new president.
- Marines eligible for humanitarian medal for typhoon relief
Marines who assisted with relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Pablo in 2012 may be eligible for a Humanitarian Service Medal, according to a Marine Corps administrative message released on Monday.
- EUCOM chief: Time to stop the drawdown in Europe
The top U.S. commander in Europe said he will probably need more troops to counter the renewed military threat from Russia that is roiling the far eastern region of Europe.
- Bahrain ejects U.S. diplomat after he met Shiites
Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country on Monday after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group.
- Afghan attack kills 4 Czech troops, 12 Afghans
An Afghan official says that at least 16 people, including four Czech soldiers, were killed Tuesday in a suicide attack near a clinic in eastern Afghanistan.
- Jury seated for 'American Sniper' suit
A jury has been seated in the case of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the widow of slain 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle.
- Veteran who died waiting for ambulance ID'd
A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque veterans hospital cafeteria - 500 yards from an emergency room - before he died was a 71-year-old husband who had served in the Vietnam War, his family said Monday.
- VA rejects link between Gulf War service and cancers
The Department of Veterans Affairs has rejected a request from members of Congress and veterans advocates to make brain cancer, lung cancer and migraines presumptive conditions for Gulf War veterans.
- Twentynine Palms Marine dies after boat collision on Lake Havasu
A Marine stationed in California is dead after a watercraft accident on Lake Havasu along the Arizona border.
- Iraqi parliament squabbles over when to next meet
With political leaders deadlocked, Iraq's parliament squabbled Monday over when to hold its next session, potentially delaying the formation of a new government for weeks despite the threat from extremists who have seized control of a large chunk of the c
- Afghan candidate says Obama, Kerry called him
Afghan Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday said he received calls from President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry after he refused to accept the preliminary result of the vote citing fraud.
- Diplomats: Iran nuke talks make little progress
Talks over Iran's nuclear program are making little headway, with Tehran resisting U.S.-led efforts to crimp activities that could be turned toward making weapons, diplomats said Monday.
- Navy vet sues after burial with gay partner is denied
A Navy veteran filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday after the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery refused to allow her to be buried with the ashes of her late wife.
- House Benghazi panel may cost $3 million this year
House Republicans are planning to spend as much as $3.3 million for this year's operations of the special committee they created in May to investigate the September 2012 Benghazi attacks, a bigger budget than the House Veterans Affairs and Ethics Committees were given this year.
- Marines trade boots and utes for jungle warfare training
Local soldiers here will soon trek into the jungle on their counter-narcotics missions sporting new boots and uniforms, thanks to an agreement with the Marine Corps in which the Belizeans swapped a jungle warfare training package for new supplies.
- China gives rare glimpse at naval ships during RIMPAC
China gave Western journalists a rare look aboard two People's Liberation Army vessels Saturday during the Rim of the Pacific naval exercises in Hawaii, showcasing a hospital ship with complex medical facilities and a destroyer flying U.S. and Chinese fla
- Video said to show leader of Islamic state group in Iraq
Iraqi officials are working to determine the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the leader of the Islamic extremist group that has seized large swaths of the country delivering a sermon this week in the nation's second-largest city, authoritie
- Congress has little time to finalize VA, defense bills
Congress returns from its July Fourth vacation to a long list of high-profile, unfinished defense business and a short legislative calendar before the November elections.
- Transforming the VA will be daunting task
It seems nearly every day there's more bad news about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and how it has treated those who served in the military.
- Soviet defector's trove of KGB secrets made public
The papers spent years hidden in a milk churn beneath a Russian dacha and read like an encyclopedia of Cold War espionage.
- Opinion: Deck stacked against women in experimental task force
When the secretary of defense rescinded the 1994 'direct ground combat' exclusion policy, he gave the services and Special Operations Command three years to fully integrate women into previously closed occupations and units.
- Veterans turn to American Legion in wake of VA scandal
A counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic violence and abuse who was seeking help for depression, and told her she would not be able to see a psychologist.
- Marine helps residents escape house fire
Orange County fire officials say an off-duty Marine acted quickly when he noticed smoke and flames coming from a Mission Viejo home - stopping his car and helping evacuate the people inside.
- N.Y. vet honored on 70th anniversary of attack
An upstate county is honoring a local World War II veteran who survived a Pacific island attack that claimed the lives of hundreds of Americans, including scores of New Yorkers.
- 63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria
More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said Monday.
- Initiatives that give vets an edge
Federal agencies aren't trying to hire veterans just because they think it's a nice thing to do. They've been ordered to do so by their chief executive and board of directors - the president and Congress.
- Critique of Marines' combat endurance test sparks debate, but no change
Retired Army Col. Ellen Haring, whose op-ed appears in the July 14 issue of Marine Corps Times, raised hackles in May when she called the combat endurance test -- the grueling first exercise in the Marines' Infantry Officer Course -- an 'initiation rite' and proposed that female volunteers might have a better chance of graduating if it was not mandatory to pass the endurance test on the first day.
- Custody case highlights a dilemma of deployment
Countless service members and citizens demanded justice when a sailor - unable to attend a June 16 court hearing because his sub was deployed - was threatened with jail time and losing custody of his 6-year-old daughter.
- Doctor visit means hundreds of miles for some vets
For millions of veterans living in rural America, the challenges of accessing an overburdened and scandal-plagued health care system go beyond having to wait months to land an appointment.
- U.S. survivors of WWII battle recall Saipan attack
Even after seven decades, Wilfred 'Spike' Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.
- Report: Ordinary Americans caught up in NSA data sweep
When the National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a pr
- Spy case threatens to sour German-U.S. ties anew
German-U.S. relations are facing a new test over a German intelligence employee who reportedly spied for the U.S., with Germany's president saying if the allegations are true, that kind of spying on allies must stop.
- Editorial: A little bit of honesty at the VA, please
The White House's nomination of Robert McDonald as the next secretary of veterans affairs offers at least one potential reason for early cautious optimism: his 30-plus years of corporate experience with consumer products giant Procter & Gamble.
- Alaska military sites vulnerable to climate change
A yearlong study on the effects of climate change on U.S. military installations included four Alaska military sites or complexes studied for vulnerabilities, according to a report out this week from the Government Accountability Office.
- No more Hescos: DARPA calls on industry to develop compact, push-button wall
The military's lead research agency is working to develop what some are calling a ballistic '
- At funeral, hundreds mourn 'sweet,' 'brave' Marine
Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday at the Conval High School Auditorium and lined the streets for the funeral of a New Hampshire Marine killed last month by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
When: Thu Jun 5, 2014
Event Status: confirmed
- New Officers uploaded to website
When: Sat May 31, 2014
Event Status: confirmed
Marine Corps History and Trivia
Forgotten knowledge about the USMC
782 or deuce gear
Standard issue web, combat gear, field equipment. Named after standard Marine Corps Form 782, which Marines signed when they took custody of and responsibility for their equipment. above my pay grade: A reply: "Don't ask me; it is beyond what I'm paid to know." acting jack: Assistant drill instructor at a recruit depot or an acting corporal. ahoy: This is an old traditional nautical greeting and also is used for hailing other boats. It was originally a Viking battle cry.