In continuation of the journey initiated by members Jin, SUGA, and J-Hope, who are already serving in the military, the remaining BTS members, RM, V, Jimin, and Jungkook, have now also embarked on their mandatory military service. This significant development underscores the group’s commitment to fulfilling their national duties.
Enlistment Timeline: RM and V Begin on December 11
Commencing the enlistment process, RM and V initiated their military training on December 11, setting the stage for their dedicated service. The subsequent day saw Jimin and Jungkook reporting for duty on December 12, marking a collective commitment by all members to their service obligations.
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Jin’s Heartfelt Post
Jin, BTS’ eldest member who had enrolled in the army in 2022, bid an emotional farewell to Jimin and Jungkook, capturing a moment of camaraderie. Sharing a photo on Instagram, Jin expressed both humor and sentiment, stating, “I thought it’d be funny, but I am in tears.”
Reunion at RM and V’s See-Off Ceremony
Highlighting the unity within the group, all BTS members reunited at the enlistment camp for RM and V on December 11. The gathering provided fans with a heartwarming sight of the septet, reinforcing the bond that extends beyond their individual paths.
BTS Hiatus and Solo Pursuits
BTS, consisting of Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, announced an infinite hiatus in 2022, strategically deciding to pursue solo careers as each member embarked on their individual enlistment journeys. While the group’s collective activities are momentarily paused, fans anticipate a resurgence of enthusiasm upon their eventual return.
As news of the group’s enlistment spread, BTS ARMY and K-netizens expressed a mix of emotions. Fans, saddened by the temporary halt in group activities, took to social media to share their reactions. Despite the hiatus, the assurance of BTS’s music continuing to resonate provides solace to devoted fans, who eagerly await the day when the septet reunites with renewed zeal post-military service.