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The youngest idol to enlist in SK military service is a BTS member!?

The youngest idol for entering South Korea's mandatory military service sets a record, and is joined by fellow BTS members! Read on to found out more details!



In a surprising turn of events, Jeon Jungkook, the 26-year-old singer and youngest member of the globally renowned K-Pop group BTS, embarked on his military journey earlier than expected. Despite his young age, Jungkook's enlistment has made headlines, capturing the attention of his dedicated fanbase, known as ARMYs.


Let's delve into the fascinating story of his military service, marked by unique circumstances and overwhelming support!


1. Devoted Fans - ARMYs!


Jungkook's fans, the devoted ARMYs, continued to search for any information about their beloved idol, even after he entered military service. Their dedication led them to discover that Jungkook is one of the youngest idols to join the army in the history of K-Pop.



However, they later found out that Yook Sung Jae from BTOB had enlisted at an even younger age, correcting the news and making Jungkook one of the youngest idols to serve. Nonetheless, the fact that Jungkook chose to fulfill his military duty at such a young age remains special to his fans due to his commitment and sense of responsibility.


2. Despite His Young Age


During a live session on Weverse, Jungkook revealed that he had initially wished to join V in the Special Forces team but couldn't due to his tattoos.



Instead, he began his mandatory military service with fellow BTS member Jimin, becoming the last members of the group to be enlisted. They both entered the boot camp at the 5th Infantry Division in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province, starting their military journey together.





3. Unique Camaraderie!


Adding to the intrigue, another member of BTS, Jin, who began his military service in December 2022, was already enlisted at the same boot camp as an assistant trainer!


Jin's presence allows him to train and guide his fellow BTS members, Jungkook and Jimin, during their time in the military. This rare occurrence of three members from the same group being together during military service adds to the intrigue.


4. His family and Fans' support


The support for Jungkook extended beyond his dedicated fanbase. His brother, Jeon Jung Hyun, surprised the BTS ARMY by sharing a picture of Jungkook from his military graduation ceremony on January 17, 2024, on his Instagram account. This gesture showcased the strong bond and support within the Jeon family.



In his first post on Weverse since his military enlistment, BTS member Jungkook spread a message of unity among ARMYs. With a single word, "Unity!", the idol conveyed his positive spirits and reminded fans of the power of coming together. This simple yet impactful message served as a source of comfort and encouragement for BTS' devoted fanbase as they eagerly await Jungkook's return from his mandatory military service.







5. Jungkook in Jimin's letter


Moreover, Jimin, one of Jungkook's bandmates, uploaded a handwritten letter to Weverse, updating fans on his own military journey after the graduation ceremony. In the heartfelt letter, Jimin expressed gratitude for the support he received and praised Jungkook for his unwavering support.



Having a fellow BTS member by his side during this period undoubtedly served as a great source of comfort and strength for Jungkook.


"It has been more than a month, which felt longer sometimes, or shorter with Jungkook beside me. It was not a long time, but I already miss you so much," — Jimin

As Jungkook embarks on this unique military journey, he may not be in the place he initially wished to be, but the overwhelming support and love from his family, friends, and fans continue to lift his spirits. The story of Jungkook's military service represents a remarkable chapter in the history of BTS and highlights the unbreakable bond between the members and their dedicated fanbase.


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