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Kalihi’s Raina Hockenberry to compete in 2018 Warrior Games

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    Senior Chief Petty Officer Raina Hockenberry of Kalihi will compete against athletes from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force as well as international forces in the 2018 Warrior Games this week.

A Kalihi woman will be among the more than 250 seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans competing in the Department of Defense’s 2018 Warrior Games to be held Friday through June 9 at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Raina Hockenberry of Kalihi, a U.S. Navy personnel specialist, will compete against athletes from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations Command as well as service members and veterans from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

During nine days of competition, Hockenberry will compete in cycling, swimming, powerlifting and rowing.

“Our Navy Wounded Warrior athletes have shown incredible resiliency in their personal roads to recovery through Commander, Navy Installations Command’s Adaptive Sports Program,” said Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, commander of Navy Installations Command in a news release. “The actions of these athletes demonstrate the Navy’s core attributes of integrity, accountability, initiative and toughness.”

Hockenberry was selected for team Navy after taking part in the Wounded Warrior Trials in February at Naval Station Mayport in Mayport, Fla. Team Navy includes service members and veterans with upper-body, lower-body, and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries; visual impairment; serious illnesses; and post-traumatic stress.

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