Senior Airman Frank Santos, 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron mission generation vehicular equipment maintainer, represents his Chamorro heritage by posing with a rendition of the Guam national flag, showing his Micronesian styled tribal tattoo and holding a Sinahi necklace during a photoshoot for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 16, 2022. Santos hails from Agat, Guam and has Chamorro ancestry. The patterns incorporated into Santos’ tattoo include latte stones, sling stones, coconut weaving and the Guam Seal. A sinahi is a necklace made from giant clam shells, and carved into the shape of a crescent moon. Throughout history, the moon has held high importance to Chamorro people. It was discovered, up until the Spanish colonization, ancient Chamorros used a lunar calendar that had 13 moons or months. Sinahi’s are a symbol of greatness and strength to the Chamorro people and thought to be worn by village members of high importance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)
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