Topic: HMAS Coonawarra

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.

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)

Bradley Torgan of the Australian American Association of the Northern Territory conducts the USS Peary Memorial service in Bicentennial Park, Darwin, under the watch of a United States Marine Corps colour party and with HMAS Armidale in Darwin Harbour guarding the wreck of USS Peary.

USMC Colour Party (from left): Lance Corporal Camryn Smith, Sergeant Iris Wilkins, Corporal Jasmine Haynes and Lance Corporal Kaela Clark, of Ground Equipment Staging Program 19.1, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin.  (photo: SGT David Millard)

Bradley Torgan of the Australian American Association of the Northern Territory conducts the USS Peary Memorial service in Bicentennial Park, Darwin, under the watch of a United States Marine Corps colour party and with HMAS Armidale in Darwin Harbour guarding the wreck of USS Peary. USMC Colour Party (from left): Lance Corporal Camryn Smith, Sergeant Iris Wilkins, Corporal Jasmine Haynes and Lance Corporal Kaela Clark, of Ground Equipment Staging Program 19.1, Marine Rotational Force - 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.

Taking the weight in the Top End

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

Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Kate Woodall (left) and Heads of Department cheer ship to farewell the outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, as he departs HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT.  (photo: POIS Peter Thompson)

Executive Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Lieutenant Commander Kate Woodall (left) and Heads of Department cheer ship to farewell the outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, ADC, RAN, as he departs HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, NT.

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra has handed over command during a clear lower deck ceremony at the Darwin establishment’s busy port.

Singapore and Australia take to the sporting field

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Australian Defence Force and Republic of Singapore Navy personnel compete in a friendly volleyball match at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Australian Defence Force and Republic of Singapore Navy personnel compete in a friendly volleyball match at Larrakeyah Defence Precinct, Darwin.

Junior officers from the Republic of Singapore Navy have joined ADF personnel for an afternoon of sport at Top End base, HMAS Coonawarra.

Top End Cadets enjoy snapshot of patrol boat life

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), LEUT ANC Jane Reptik (photographer)

Cadets from TS Darwin with Commanding Officer HMAS Ararat, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont and Commanding Officer TS Darwin, Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik during a ship tour of HMAS Ararat. (photo: Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik)

Cadets from TS Darwin with Commanding Officer HMAS Ararat, Lieutenant Commander Khan Beaumont and Commanding Officer TS Darwin, Lieutenant ANC Jane Reptik during a ship tour of HMAS Ararat.

A group of Australian Navy Cadets has enjoyed a surprise tour of a working patrol boat during a visit to Top End naval establishment HMAS Coonawarra.

Top End officers have a Ball for charity

Published on by LEUT Bradley Stout (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Lieutenant Bradley Stout, RAN, and Commander Mark Fullick, RAN, of the 2018 Northern Territory Officers' Ball organisation committee, present President of Legacy Northern Territory, Jack Hamilton, OAM, with a cheque for $3000 at the Larrakeyah Officers' Mess. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Lieutenant Bradley Stout, RAN, and Commander Mark Fullick, RAN, of the 2018 Northern Territory Officers' Ball organisation committee, present President of Legacy Northern Territory, Jack Hamilton, OAM, with a cheque for $3000 at the Larrakeyah Officers' Mess.

An evening of fun at Top End ADF establishment Larrakeyah Defence Precinct has proved to be a winner for more than just the guests.

Port Services deliver for Exercise Kakadu

Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), LEUT Geoff Long (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Darren Walker from Port Services Darwin, at his office on HMAS Coonawarra during Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Chief Petty Officer Boatswain Darren Walker from Port Services Darwin, at his office on HMAS Coonawarra during Exercise Kakadu 2018.

Providing logistics and berthing support to the 27 nations and 23 ships taking part in Exercise Kakadu has not fazed the Port Services team at HMAS Coonawarra, which already supports the Royal Australian Navy’s busiest port in terms of ship movements.

A great Navy day for Tennant Creek students

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Students and teachers from Tennant Creek High School on the forecastle of HMAS Launceston with Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander James Brewster (right), and Midshipman Harry Nixon (rear left), during their visit to HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Students and teachers from Tennant Creek High School on the forecastle of HMAS Launceston with Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander James Brewster (right), and Midshipman Harry Nixon (rear left), during their visit to HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin.

Navy has continued to strengthen ties with the Northern Territory community during a school visit to the Top End Navy establishment, HMAS Coonawarra.