Topic: HMAS Coonawarra

Paradise not lost on patrol boats

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Dignitaries from the Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Australian navies at the Openening Ceremony for Exercise PARADISE, an annual activity designed to improve regional security to the north of Australia and interoperability between the PNG and Australian navies.  (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Dignitaries from the Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Australian navies at the Openening Ceremony for Exercise PARADISE, an annual activity designed to improve regional security to the north of Australia and interoperability between the PNG and Australian navies.

One of the largest bilateral maritime exercises between Australia and Papua New Guinea is underway off Darwin, reinforcing the strong ties between the navies of the maritime nations.

No gaps in gap year

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Navy Gap Year participant Seaman Emily Wood onboard HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of the 12 month gap year program. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Navy Gap Year participant Seaman Emily Wood onboard HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of the 12 month gap year program.

Only six months after joining the Navy, Seaman Emily Wood has found herself on the ship bearing the name of her home town. After joining the Navy Gap Year program from the national capital in January she was recently given the opportunity to complete three weeks at sea onboard HMAS Canberra.

Defence doors open for Darwin display

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSPH Helen Frank (photographer), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Parade Commander and Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, stands at ease with the ceremonial guard during Northern Territory Navy Divisions, held at HMAS Coonawarra, as a part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Parade Commander and Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Phillipa Hay, stands at ease with the ceremonial guard during Northern Territory Navy Divisions, held at HMAS Coonawarra, as a part of Navy Week in the Northern Territory.

Australian Defence Force service men and women and United States Marines are busy putting the finishing touches on displays and activities in readiness for the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday, 12 August.

Darwin delivers, with more to come

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Coonawarra showcases a Ceremonial Sunset display as part of the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day in Darwin. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Coonawarra showcases a Ceremonial Sunset display as part of the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct Open Day in Darwin.

More than 5,000 people turned out to get a taste of life in the military when Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, held an Open Day, with Navy’s HMAS Coonawarra combining the activity with Northern Territory Navy Week.

Family focus for patrol boats

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Jason Hunter, RAN, with his wife Susan and their daughters Darcy and Molly during the 'pre-deployment' brief for Patrol Boat partners and families at HMAS Coonawarra, Northern Territory. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Jason Hunter, RAN, with his wife Susan and their daughters Darcy and Molly during the 'pre-deployment' brief for Patrol Boat partners and families at HMAS Coonawarra, Northern Territory.

Navy personnel in Darwin have attended a family event that aimed to raise awareness of the services available to partners and families of deployed Navy members.