Topic: HMAS Coonawarra

A Cup full o’ fitness at Coonawarra sports day

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Midshipman Joshua Weeding launches a wet mop javelin during the 2019 Coonawarra Cup competition at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Midshipman Joshua Weeding launches a wet mop javelin during the 2019 Coonawarra Cup competition at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin, NT.

Units from across the three services recently converged on Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin to compete in a uniquely Top End sporting event.

New CrossFit room for Navy’s northern force

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

Commander Shore Force, CAPT Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN (third left), joins Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor (CPOPTI) Stuart Rowe (second left), Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Heard (left) and Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Kate Woodall (right) in opening the newly completed CrossFit room at the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct gymnasium, in Darwin, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commander Shore Force, CAPT Stephen Bowater, OAM, RAN (third left), joins Chief Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor (CPOPTI) Stuart Rowe (second left), Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Justin Heard (left) and Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Kate Woodall (right) in opening the newly completed CrossFit room at the Larrakeyah Defence Precinct gymnasium, in Darwin, NT.

Redevelopments at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin are placing the Navy base and the greater Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in which it resides at the top of Australia’s Defence Force bases for facilities and services.

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.

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.

Navy sails into remote communities

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author)

Navy Community Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Tony Thomas with HMAS Coonawarra sailors, and staff and students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Kununurra. (photo: )

Navy Community Engagement Coordinator Chief Petty Officer Tony Thomas with HMAS Coonawarra sailors, and staff and students from St Joseph’s Primary School in Kununurra.

Six Northern Territory-based sailors recently ventured into the heart of Australia on a 17-day mission to engage with remote communities and strengthen Navy’s reputation.

Partnership opens doors to STEM careers for Top End students

This article has photo gallery Published on by Kim Parkinson (author), CPO Tony Thomas (author)

(L-R) Saba Malese, Dray Thompson, Jonathon Sattler, Daniel Thomson and Don James of Casuarina Senior College with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaumi Bon. (photo: CPO Tony Thomas)

(L-R) Saba Malese, Dray Thompson, Jonathon Sattler, Daniel Thomson and Don James of Casuarina Senior College with Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Kaumi Bon.

Six high school students got a hands-on understanding of what life is like in the Royal Australian Navy during a week of work experience at HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

Defence personnel unite in the NT for Reconciliation Week

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

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

L-R: Royal Australian Air Force Sergeant Shannon Mitchell; Australian Army soldier Regimental Sergeant Major of North West Mobile Force, Warrant Officer Class 1 Ken Nelliman; Larrakeyah Elder, Bilawara 'Auntie B' Lee; Royal Australian Navy officer Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN; and Australian Army soldier, Private Colin Rogan.

Navy, Army and Air Force came together at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct in Darwin recently to show their support for National Reconciliation Week.

Volunteering a win-win as Top End team pitches in to help the paw

This article has photo gallery Published on by AB Toni McMahon (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer)

Sailors and soldiers from Transit Security Element 91 and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra with staff and furry friends at PAWS Darwin animal shelter in Winnellie, NT. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Sailors and soldiers from Transit Security Element 91 and sailors from HMAS Coonawarra with staff and furry friends at PAWS Darwin animal shelter in Winnellie, NT.

Defence members in the Top End have taken time to give back to the local community during a series of working bees and volunteer activities at the PAWS Darwin Animal Shelter.

Bombing of Darwin remembered

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS Peter Thompson (photographer), SGT David Millard (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin. (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Darren Rushworth, ADC, RAN, pays his respects after laying a wreath at the USS Peary Memorial, during a commemorative service held in Bicentennial Park, Darwin.

Australian Defence Force members and an Armidale class patrol boat have provided a strong contribution to commemorative services held in the Northern Territory to mark the 77th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.