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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 and showing his Micronesian styled tribal tattoo 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 includes latte stones, sling stones, coconut weaving and the Guam Seal. Latte stones are only found in the Mariana Islands and hold a high significance to the Chamorro people. Latte Stones have been dated to be as old as the Mayan Pyramids. Slingstones, called “acho atuput”, were the weapon of choice for Chamorro warriors in battle. The significance of the stone is so high to the Chamorro people that the slingstone is represented on Guam’s national flag as the border for the Guam Seal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)
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