DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
No, but they get assigned the ground jobs that are only nominally time consuming (ground safety, PAO), same idea as when Airman Snuffy/LCpl Puller check in and get jobs that leave enough time to learn and earn the next qual in their specialty instead if being assigned night check supervisor right out of the gate.By that line of reasoning, do FNG’s get dedicated study time at the squadron? After all, they are required to learn their aircraft and tactics while doing their ground job.
Out of all my Navy squadron COs, one used to regularly go for regular training runs on his own in the middle of the workday (be out of the squadron for about an hour sometimes). That sent a pretty clear message to all the departments and shops what he considered permissable or wanted to encourage, but we didn't have a high take rate at the deckplate level or in the wardroom. That was just one CO out of several. Come to think of it there was another guy like that but I was working at the wing by then (and I wouldn't really call it "working"). The rest just didn't make it a personal priority, at least not a high priority like that.
YMMV and there is more than one way to skin a cat.