When did you buy in? It is almost cliché discussing “buy-in,” but hear me out. We all have many reasons to serve and if you ask any Airman you will be presented with a variety of answers. Sometimes it comes in a single moment, ranging from the moment you march down the bomb run at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, or the moment you are presented with your first set of master sergeant stripes. I found that it was more of a realization, than a “gotcha” moment, of how we fit into the mission.