The "Stick & Rudder"
The Gabreski Squadron 
Character Development Newsletter
May 2010


What a frustrating problem pollution is!   Everybody suffers with it, yet everybody contributes to it.

Pollution takes on many forms, but one type is often overlooked. This is “verbal pollution,” passed around by grumblers, complainers and criticizers. If we want to be rid of verbal pollution, we must choose to change.  Remember that once something is spoken aloud, it cannot be taken back.  Also, it is important to note that people who use profanity do so to cover up their ineffective language skills.  Develop your vocabulary so you won't have to resort to swearing and cursing.  Take a moment before you respond in a stressful situation.  THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK

It is also important to ask for GOD’s help. As we rely on his help, we can make changes in our conduct, our thinking, our speaking and the way we come across to others. Let no corrupt word proceed out of our mouths.  This will help you develop a good character and strong leadership skills. 

                                                                                                          Capt. Paul Ryan