I spent 2 years on the flight deck in a fighter squadron on the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42, Sixth Fleet, AT NO TIME, that I know of, was there not a aircraft Carrier on standby 24/7 in the Mediterranean Sea. It had planes, Heliocopters, missiles, and even had launches if needed. One Carrier relieves the other Carrier already there before the other Carrier can go home.
FYI and God Bless America,
P.S.: THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR BENHGAZI!!!