Gov. Nikki Haley’s husband Michael deploying to Afghanistan


South Carolina First Gentleman Michael Haley, a Captain in the S.C. Army National Guard, is being deployed to Afghanistan with his unit. The Associated Press reports that Haley’s unit leaves Thursday for a month of training before heading overseas for the yearlong mission.

Gov. Haley released the following statement on her husband’s deployment:

“We are a proud military family who understands the sacrifices any family goes through when a loved one is serving his or her country. This is what our men and women in uniform sign up for, and although Michael, like his brothers and sisters, is looking forward to his mission, we will miss him while he’s away. Rena, Nalin and I are proud of Michael and will pray for his – and all others’ – safe return.”