That doesn't sound very prudent to be doing during wartime. Unless of course they getting ready for a bigger one, say for, Iran.
I'd love to see those three flattops together. The sight of all that American steel in one place would be an awesome sight. Still, it isn't prudent to have that many expensive eggs in one basket. Too much risk of something going wrong.
On the plus side maybe and hopefully the Navy learned from past mistakes for not having needed yard times during the first Gulf War. The only other permanent carrier port on the east coast is Mayport, Florida and I think it is a one carrier pier from what I remember.
These sound like the needed three month down times between deployments ships require. A carrier maintenance cycle is a one year overhaul every 5 years plus a three month yard period after each 6 month cruise. It takes from the yard to a deployment about 6 months of work ups for training before the six month deployment.
Shouldn't we have some of these ships stationed around hotspots... Or Maybe we have some in hotspots now and just have a few extras, just in case?