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Navy Pilot's Gutsy Last-Second Call Saves Civilian Lives Near Mosul

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Many times the media is the first to beat these highly trained pilots up when they are making split second decisions. My hat goes off to all military pilots regardless of branch as they have come to save my ass a many of times. Here is a chance to give them credit when times are tough! Time for a C-Gar

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH, Persian Gulf -- Recent investigations into a series of U.S. airstrikes that allegedly killed scores or hundreds of civilians near Mosul, Iraq, have raised troubling questions about the way the fight against the Islamic State is being prosecuted.

But a less-known story about a planned strike aborted with only seconds to spare is proof for Capt. James McCall that his aviators are doing what they ought. McCall, the commanding officer of Carrier Air Wing 8, attached to the Bush, told Military.com the nerve-wracking call took place in mid-April. Read more here

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