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NT Navy Week highlights exciting times ahead for northern fleet

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author and photographer)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra exercise their Freedom of Entry to march through the city of Darwin, NT. (photo: LEUT Todd Fitzgerald)

Royal Australian Navy Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra exercise their Freedom of Entry to march through the city of Darwin, NT.

Navy Week in the Northern Territory drew to an exciting close when Officers and Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra marched through the City of Darwin, exercising their right to Freedom of Entry.

Coonawarra impresses at Mindil Beach sunset ceremony

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), SSGT Jordan Gilbert (photographer)

Members of a ceremonial guard prepare to fire volleys during a Sunset Ceremony performed by HMAS Coonawarra at Mindil Beach, Darwin, NT. (photo: SSGT Jordan Gilbert)

Members of a ceremonial guard prepare to fire volleys during a Sunset Ceremony performed by HMAS Coonawarra at Mindil Beach, Darwin, NT.

The Darwin community turned out in droves to watch more than 100 officers and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra perform Ceremonial Divisions and a Sunset Ceremony at the iconic Mindil Beach recently.

Business on board for Boss Lift

Published on by LEUT Nic Hawkins (author)

Employers of Defence Reservists in the Brisbane region are given a tour of the Flight Deck of HMAS Adelaide. (photo: )

Employers of Defence Reservists in the Brisbane region are given a tour of the Flight Deck of HMAS Adelaide.

Brisbane was abuzz with excitement as HMAS Adelaide and USS Ronald Reagan steamed into the city for a short break on the way to the multi-national Exercise TALISMAN SABRE.

Every dog has its day

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author), POIS Nina Fogliani (photographer)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, and Ruby's handler Able Seaman Lee Darcy, promoting Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders, the West Head Gunnery Range dog to Petty Officer Boatswain, during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions. (photo: POIS Nina Fogliani)

Reviewing Officer, Commander Australian Fleet Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, AM, RAN, and Ruby's handler Able Seaman Lee Darcy, promoting Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders, the West Head Gunnery Range dog to Petty Officer Boatswain, during HMAS Cerberus Ceremonial Divisions.

Leading Seaman Ruby Flinders was promoted to the rank of Petty Officer last week in what was a special milestone for the four-legged sailor and her proud shipmates.

Cool run in cross country relay for Navy skiers

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author)

L-R: Lieutenant Sven Howorth, Lieutenant Commander Garry Lewis, Midshipman Lachlan Rowe and Midshipman Hamish Roberts after taking out the Inter-service Cross Country Ski Relay at Mount Hotham, Victoria. (photo: )

L-R: Lieutenant Sven Howorth, Lieutenant Commander Garry Lewis, Midshipman Lachlan Rowe and Midshipman Hamish Roberts after taking out the Inter-service Cross Country Ski Relay at Mount Hotham, Victoria.

The Navy men’s ‘A’ team has kept its cool and taken out the Inter-service Cross Country Ski Relay at Mount Hotham, Victoria, part of the annual Inter-service Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Championships.

Bledisloe with a dash of Navy in Perth

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Officers and sailors from HMAS Stirling and attached units hold banners for the teams of the Bledisloe Cup at Optus Stadium in Perth. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Officers and sailors from HMAS Stirling and attached units hold banners for the teams of the Bledisloe Cup at Optus Stadium in Perth.

Navy was well represented at the recent Bledisloe Cup encounter between Australia and New Zealand, with sixty uniformed members taking to the field before the big game.

Australian and Singaporean navies bond on the sporting field

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Australian Navy Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra together with Midshipmen from the Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Resolution during a friendly sports competition held at Larrekeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Australian Navy Sailors from HMAS Coonawarra together with Midshipmen from the Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Resolution during a friendly sports competition held at Larrekeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT.

Republic of Singapore Ship Resolution arrived in Darwin recently for what shaped as four days of rest and relaxation during a busy training deployment.

Purple power rules as Toowoomba’s winning streak continues

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

HMAS Stirling and attached units compete in a netball tournament at the Mike Barnett Sport Complex as part of the HMAS Stirling's Monthly Sporting Competition. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

HMAS Stirling and attached units compete in a netball tournament at the Mike Barnett Sport Complex as part of the HMAS Stirling's Monthly Sporting Competition.

There is always pride at stake when local teams accept the challenge to compete in one of HMAS Stirling’s monthly sports competitions.

Arunta hosts industry VIPs after AMCAP upgrade

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Key personnel from across Royal Australian Navy and Defence Enterprise pose together on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta during a VIP sea day to share in the 'First of Class' AMCAP achievement at Fleet Base West, WA. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Key personnel from across Royal Australian Navy and Defence Enterprise pose together on the forecastle of HMAS Arunta during a VIP sea day to share in the 'First of Class' AMCAP achievement at Fleet Base West, WA.

Dignitaries from the Warship Asset Management Agreement and senior Navy officers joined HMAS Arunta on 19 July, for a VIP sea-day following the ship’s recent Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade.

Full survey efforts to chart Dili Harbour

Published on by LCDR Clare Randall (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Alexander Singe mans the
Hydrographic Survey Suite console on the bridge of HMAS Leeuwin. (photo: LSIS Kayla Jackson)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Alexander Singe mans the Hydrographic Survey Suite console on the bridge of HMAS Leeuwin.

HMAS Leeuwin has completed a survey of Dili Harbour, collecting up-to-date data at the request of the Timor-Leste government for development of new charts.