On December 13, BTS member Jin enlisted in the military for his required 18-month duty, becoming the first member of the group to do so. According to reports, he was scheduled to enroll in basic military training there for 5–6 weeks after arriving at the Yeoncheon base camp in Gyeonggi-do. In a recent update from the Korean military app, Jin shared his first selfie with the public while wearing his military uniform.
Fans and well-wishers of Kim Seeokjin, the BTS member’s true name, were able to see his first appearance from the base in the form of a selfie ten days after he started his military duty. Fans noticed how his buzz cut seemed to have grown prematurely as he wore his trademark camouflage outfit. Jin gave the camera a little smile and appeared to be every bit the attractive man he is.
This is one of the few updates I’ll publish while a soldier is on active service. “11th Division 2nd Platoon Team 5”, his number 46, his complete name in Korean (Kim Seokjin), and then 92, which could have been his birth year, 1992, were all displayed on his uniform.
The eldest member of BTS, who is also one of the friendliest and funniest, received an outpouring of support from the BTS Army. Before joining the military, Jin made his solo debut with the single album “The Astronaut,” on which he collaborated with the English band Coldplay and even traveled to Argentina to present the song at the band’s Buenos Aires concert. In June 2024, Jin is anticipated to get his formal military release.