BTS Members Jimin, V, Jungkook, and RM Initiate Military Enlistment, Leaving Army with an Emotional Void

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The global sensation BTS today announced that the four remaining members of the group—Jimin, V, Jungkook, and their leader RM—have officially commenced the military enlistment process. This marks a significant chapter in the group’s journey, and the collective blow is expected to hit hard for the devoted fanbase known as the Army.

The announcement reads:


We would like to inform our fans that RM, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook have initiated the military enlistment process.

The artists are preparing to fulfill their military service duties. We will inform you of further updates in due course.

We ask you for your continued love and support for RM, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook until they complete their military service and safely return. Our company will spare no effort in providing support for our artists.

Thank you.

BTS’ Military Enlistment

The military enlistment process for BTS began with Jin, the eldest member of the group, who took the first step in December 2022. Following suit, J-Hope initiated the process in February 2023, and Suga followed suit in September 2023, wrapping up his D-day concert before embarking on his military service.

The recent announcement of Jimin, V, Jungkook, and RM entering the military enlistment process underscores the reality of the members fulfilling their civic responsibilities and temporarily stepping away from the spotlight that has illuminated their careers.

This news arrives on the heels of Jungkook’s latest solo venture, the release of his album “Golden.” Often referred to as the “Golden Maknae” for his exceptional talent in various fields, Jungkook delivered a memorable live performance of some of his most beloved songs on November 20, 2023, at the Jangchung Arena in Jung-gu, Seoul. The concert served as a fitting prelude to what will undoubtedly be a hiatus from the limelight as he joins his fellow BTS members in fulfilling their mandatory military service.

In Korea, it is mandatory for every able-bodied man to serve in the military for 18 months, contributing to the country’s defense and fostering a sense of duty among its citizens.

Until we meet again in 2025

For the BTS Army, this period of military enlistment represents an emotional moment as the group’s dynamic will be altered temporarily. The absence of Jin, J-Hope, Suga, and now, Jimin, V, Jungkook, and RM, will undoubtedly leave a void in the hearts of fans worldwide. The BTS phenomenon has transcended boundaries, and the impact of their hiatus will be felt not only in the realm of music but also in the broader cultural landscape they have come to dominate.

As the members embark on this new chapter, the BTS Army stands united, offering unwavering support and anticipation for the day when the group will reunite, bringing with them new experiences, growth, and undoubtedly, more remarkable music to share with the world. As soon as the news broke, several hashtags were seen trending on X, including WE WILL WAIT FOR YOU IN 2025, WE WILL WAIT FOR YOU JIMIN, With Jimin till the end, WE WILL WAIT FOR YOU JUNGKOOK, WE WILL WAIT FOR YOU TAEHYUNG, BORAHAE TAEHYUNG, WITH TAEHYUNG FOREVER.

Here’s how the army reactions have been so far:

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