Chinese media document the arrival of Vice Adm. Robert Thomas, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet.
ZHANJIANG, People\'s Republic of China (Apr. 20, 2015) Chinese media document the arrival of Vice Adm. Robert Thomas, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, during a welcome ceremony in Zhanjiang following the arrival of the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge is conducting a port visit to Zhanjiang to build naval partnerships with China's South Sea Fleet to ensure peace and prosperity for the entire region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Phillip Pavlovich) File# 150420-N-QL961-080