By Gene DiPaulaMay 2, 2016
Lt. Col. Beth Ann Lumpkin received a direct commission into the United States Air Force in 1990. Her military assignments included the following: Andrews Air Force Base, MD; Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea; Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Scott Air Force Base, IL; Brooks Air Force Base, TX; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. A majority of her career was in flight nursing and aeromedical evacuation. In June 1996, she worked in the Aeromedical Staging Facility at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. She then flew as a flight nurse on the C-9 Nightingale while stationed at Scott AFB, IL from 1996-1999. Lt. Col. Lumpkin then taught the Flight Nursing and Critical Care Air Transport Team Courses at Brooks City Base, San Antonio, TX to active duty, guard, reserve and international students. She deployed in summer of 2007 to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar and was responsible for getting the aeromedical evacuation airlift for the wounded in Iraq, Afghanistan and Horn of Africa. While deployed, her sister and brother-in law, Joanne and Francis West, had custody of her children, then ages 4, 3 and 1. Upon her military retirement in 2012, Lt. Col. Lumpkin started her second career as a Junior Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) Instructor at Washington Township High School in Sewell, NJ.
Lumpkin was nominated as the NFM Salute for May by her brother-in-law, Francis West.
“We are so proud of Beth Ann’s service to our Country and her family,” said West. “Her dream was to travel the world and she did, all while serving in the US Air Force. She is the mother of three great kids and involved in their activities as well as teaching ROTC. She has a strong bond with her sister, Joanne, and I am proud to be her brother-in-law.”
NFM Salutes is an initiative in which one military member or veteran is chosen each month to be honored as the “Salute of the Month.” Salutes will be chosen from nominations on the NFM Salute website, www.nfmsalute.com. The “Salute of the Month” will be featured on the website with a brief biography and information about his or her service, and NFM Lending will make a $2,500 donation to a military or Veteran non-profit in the Salute’s name. Lumpkin chose Soldier’s Wish to receive this month’s donation.
Selected NFM Salutes may choose from one of several non-profits that support active military members and veterans, including Platoon 22, AnySoldier, Soldier’s Wish, and the Gary Sinise Foundation. NFM looks forward to the opportunity to continue to honor military and Veterans through the NFM Salute initiative.
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