As I mentioned here, AirForce birds and air support is awesome, although like A10s, AirForce pilots tend to hit friendlies occasionally (more than other branches & at least from what I saw in Iraq & Afg.)
Dropping high explosive ordinance isn't always as easy as one would think. Known good guy locations and target locations often get switched thus dropping bombs on good guys. It happens but most of the time its caught by the redundancy systems.
It will be interesting to see if that happened in this incident. Time for a C-Gar