5th Battalion Has Final Family Time

A few precious moments with family is all that's left for some Longview national guardsman.

The Longview 49th armored division, part of the recently activated 5th battalion, had a picnic with their families.

Tomorrow they'll be deployed on active duty.

The battalion has not been activated since the 60's.  Saturday was an opportunity to strengthen their ties with their family and fellow soldiers.

Emotions were mixed, as the guard feels the commitment to both their country and family.