US Navy to Eliminate Combat Camera Units to Save Money

It's not just news photographers that are having their positions eliminated to cut costs: military photographers are apparently in the same boat. The US Navy will be eliminating its two Combat Camera (COMCAM) units this year in order to save money and resources.

Missile Test ‘UFO’ Captured in Photos and Videos

People on the West Coast of the United States were treated to a light show Saturday night after the US Navy quietly launched a test of an unarmed missile. As a bright white light shot across the sky and burned out as a blue haze, panicked people placed 911 calls with theories of giant meteors or aliens in UFOs.

Some people were in the right place at the right time with their cameras and were able to capture remarkable photos, videos, and even time-lapses of the "UFO."

A Free and Helpful Primer in Photography, Courtesy of the US Navy

If you've been looking for a basic photography course online, here's something to hold you over until you find the right one for you. This "Photography (Basic)" course was put together by the U.S. Navy in 1993. And thanks to Reddit user clutch70706, you now have access to the full thing in PDF format.