News: CLC-36 prepares to bring fight to Fuji
Story by Pfc. Nicholas Rhoades
IWAKUNI, Japan — Combat Logistics Company 36 has been preparing during the past few weeks to deploy to Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, for Exercise Dragon Fire II.
“We have a rare opportunity to be able to conduct training like this up at Fuji,” said Maj. Andres H. Caceres-Solari, CLC-36 commanding officer. “Of the training that goes on at Fuji, we are lucky enough to be able to spend three weeks up there, whereas most other units are only able (to spend) a week or so.”
This will be the second time this year CLC-36 has had the opportunity to train in Camp Fuji.
“We have done a lot of training in Fuji before. We were there last year and even got the chance to go during the winter for cold weather training,” said Caceres-Solari. “We are always respectful and make sure we are professional at all times when up at Fuji, and they always invite us back.”
Camp Fuji allows a lot of different types of training due to their varying climate and terrain.
CLC-36 has planned a training schedule with a wide variety of weapons, a grenade throw and other combat training, said Caceres-Solari.
CLC-36 was unable to perform much of this type of training last winter due to weather.
The unit is primarily supply and motor transportation but trains as a grunt platoon, said Caceres-Solari, making sure that CLC-36 has the most well-rounded Marines with the best training the Marine Corps can provide.