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Husband of S.C. Governor to deploy

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Posted at 10:01 AM, Jan 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-11 10:01:48-05

Columbia, SC - The husband of South Carolina's governor is heading to Afghanistan for a year.

Governor Nikki Haley and their two children said good-bye to him yesterday.

Michael Haley is a captain in the South Carolina National Guard.

His unit will work with Afghan farmers to improve farming practices.

They will undergo a month of training in Indiana before heading to Afghanistan.

Governor Haley issued a statement saying, "We are a proud military family who understands the sacrifices any family goes through when a loved one is serving his or her country."

She also said she will miss her husband and prays for his safe return.