BTS’ oldest member, Jin, shared his first update with fans since his military enlistment on December 13, 2022. He posted a photo on his personal Instagram account featuring fellow group members Jimin and J-hope, who visited him at the 5th Infantry Division recruit training center in Yeoncheon County of Gyeonggi Province.
In the photo, Jin is wearing his military uniform while J-hope and Jimin are dressed in stylish woolen outfits. The picture has evoked heartwarming reactions from fans across the world who were delighted to see Jin, J-hope, and Jimin pose for a picture-perfect frame.
Despite his enlistment, Jin continues to make brief appearances on Weverse and Instagram stories, wishing members on their birthdays or occasionally cracking jokes. However, this was his first Instagram post in almost three months. He captioned the picture “Welcome,” possibly hinting at J-hope’s impending military enlistment as well.
Fans were emotional as they witnessed this warm camaraderie among the members. One fan wrote, “Seokjin is allowed to have his hair a little longer now, and the next time he gets a new bar added to his badge will probably be around September. God bless Seokjin, and I’m so happy he’s safe and healthy, our strong handsome soldier!!!!” Another tweeted, “It’s so nice to see him healthy, glowing, and with squishy cheeks.”
Jin’s enlistment marked the first time a member of BTS has served in the military. However, due to South Korea’s conscription laws, all able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 28 are required to serve in the military for approximately two years. BTS has reassured fans that they will continue as a group during the members’ enlistments, and they will be waiting for their return.
BTS fans were thrilled to see Jin’s update and the heartwarming camaraderie among the members in the photo. Despite his military service, Jin continues to connect with fans, which is a testament to the strong bond between the group and their supporters.