Coast Guard Icebreaker Bertholf
August 7, 2012 – Sen. Begich joined U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert J. Papp, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski for a tour of the U.S. Coast Guard ice breaker Bertholf on Cold Bay, Alaska. The cutter is part of operation Arctic Shield, the Coast Guard's expanded presence in the Arctic.