Gunsmithing Careers for Male Military Spouses

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On May 7, 2015, one lucky man who is a member of the Macho Spouse online community will receive a full scholarship to a Gunsmithing Certificate course from SDI.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRUnderground) May 5th, 2015

On May 7, 2015, one lucky man who is a member of the Macho Spouse online community will receive a full scholarship to a Gunsmithing Certificate course that includes a complete build of an AR-15. The $3,000 scholarship is being offered by the Sonoran Desert Institute’s School of Firearms Technology. This might further a hobby or lead to an exciting career.

For further information on this unique scholarship, hear from male military spouse, Terry Fields.

DoD Helping to Solve a Spouse Underemployment Problem

SDI SFT PR.pngWhile a man is supporting his wife’s service to her country, he soon understands that his own career may have more ups and downs than he anticipated due to changing duty stations. Although it may feel like it, he isn’t alone. Nearly 200,000 male military spouses face this challenge worldwide.

The DoD found that spouse underemployment is a threat to both families and military readiness. To help the situation, Congress has funded a program, called MyCAA that pays a substantial amount toward an education for portable careers for military spouses. Portable careers are those that can be practiced virtually anywhere without undue interruption.

The Career a Macho Spouse Can Love

Many male military spouses find that many of the MyCAA qualifying programs at schools have a decidedly feminine slant. Most courses are geared toward careers in which men have no interest. The School of Firearms Technology at Sonoran Desert Institute offers men a career path that is eligible for MyCAA funding and that they are enthusiastic about.

The online courses available at the School of Firearms Technology include the basic Gunsmithing Certificate, the Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate, the Ballistics and Reloading Certificate, the AR-15 Advanced Armorer’s Course, and even an Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree.

The Firearms Training 90 years in the Making

The School of Firearms Technology was founded in 1921 by a WWI Field Artillery officer. No institution for firearms building and maintenance matches this experience. The school is accredited by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

Students can be confident that they will receive the best and most modern training at Sonoran Desert Institute.

Sonoran Desert Institute

8767 E Via de Ventura, Suite 126

Scottsdale, Arizona 85258

Phone: 480.314.2102

Toll Free: 1.800.336.8939

Admissions (toll free): 844-238-0165

About Sonoran Desert Institute

The School of Firearms Technology began in 1921 (that’s even older than the NRA!), under the name of the School of Gunsmithing. Since then, it has transformed into an internationally recognized school offering multiple programs, including one of the only Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degrees in the country, some of the nation’s best Gunsmithing Certificate programs, and a diverse armorer’s programs. The School of Firearms Technology’s elite faculty and staff include celebrated military personnel, nearly 75 years’ worth of combined higher education experience, nationally recognized firearms experts and more.

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