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A model session with B.G Sandy Best

As the Air Force painting begins to take shape, the activity in the studio includes a session with Brigadier General Sandy Best, the first woman in the history of the Minnesota National Guard to be promoted to brigadier general. In her new role, Best serves as chief of staff of the Minnesota Air National Guard and is responsible for command supervision, oversight, and leadership of the 133rd Airlift Wing and the 148th Fighter Wing. Not only does Best oversee operations and readiness for the units, but she is also in charge of manning, training and equipping them. Below are images of Best and the initial drawing, and one with artist Charles Kapsner.