Gov. Nikki Haley has canceled scheduled events to spend time with her husband during a break from his deployment to Afghanistan.
The Associated Press reports Haley’s spokesman confirmed that Capt. Michael Haley arrived in South Carolina early Monday to be with his family for up to two weeks. Godfrey says the leave was planned and approved by the South Carolina National Guard.
Godfrey said Capt. Haley was back in the state sooner than originally expected.
The Republican governor had been scheduled to appear at two events in Charleston Monday. Godfrey says those will be rescheduled. The Governor’s Office has not released any other public appearances for the rest of the week.
Captain Haley is part of the 3/49 Agribusiness Development Team (ADT) as it works to teach Afghan farmers better techniques to grow and market their products.
The governor and their two children joined other National Guard families for a formal deployment ceremony at McCrady Training Center in Eastover on January 10.