David Purtell - Staff Writer

First Gentleman heading to Afghanistan next year

Gov. Nikki Haley's husband will be heading to Afghanistan next January to begin a year-long deployment.

Michael Haley, 42, has been a member of the South Carolina National Guard since 2006. This will be his first overseas deployment. The Associated Press reports Haley will work as a liaison between an agricultural unit and local leaders in Afghanistan. The Army has been working with Afghans for several years trying to improve the country's agricultural output.

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