Beth Ann Lumpkin grew up in Haddon Township, NJ. She graduated in 1986 from Pope Paul VI High School in Haddon Township, NJ. She graduated from Villanova University in 1990 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She received a direct commission into the United States Air Force in 1990. Her military assignments include the following: Andrews Air Force Base, MD; Kunsan Air Base, Rebublic 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 where all patients from the Khobar Towers bombing were aerovaced back to the US. 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 Fran West) had custody of her children (then ages 4, 3 and 1 yr old). Upon her military retirement in 2012, Lt. Co. Lumpkin started her 2nd career as a Junior Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC) Instructor at Washington Township High School in Sewell, NJ.
She resides in Mantua with her three children, Mary (14), Sophia (12) and Ryan (10).
Lumpkin chose Soldier’s Wish to receive the donation made by NFM Salute on her behalf. Soldier’s Wish is a 501C-3 non-profit charity that grants wishes to active duty military and Veterans.