Jung Hoseok, popularly known as J-Hope a member of the Grammy-nominated K-pop group BTS, has been captured in images online having a meal with his fellow batchmates at the Korean military camp. In one photo, J-Hope can be seen wearing an army uniform while making a heart gesture with his fingers.
J-Hope is seen flashing a broad smile and his signature thumbs-up pose in the photos. These photos surfaced online one week after J-Hope started his mandatory military service in South Korea.
Koreaboo reported that the pictures of J-Hope have been made public on ‘The Camp,’ the official mobile application of the military. The outlet stated that the app serves as a platform for the military to share authorized photographs and details about the daily food provided to the enlisted personnel and also offers a feature where letters can be sent digitally.
Variety reports that J-Hope’s basic training will take place for five weeks at an army camp in Wongju, situated south of the capital city of Seoul. Last week, before beginning his training, the pop star showcased his buzzcut on Instagram and Weverse, a well-known South Korean application.
Military enlistment for other BTS members
Jin, the eldest member of BTS, had already joined the military in December, becoming the first member of the group to do so.
Meanwhile, BTS’ remaining members will also enlist for mandatory military service based on their schedules. They are concentrating on their solo professions as a part of their break. They are expected to reunite as a group sometime in 2025.
Not only fans but also politicians in South Korea have taken an interest in the military enlistment of BTS members. Some lawmakers suggested exempting the popular group from mandatory military service to enable them to continue their performances.
All men who are physically fit and aged between 18 and 28 in South Korea must undergo military service for 18 to 21 months.
However, the agency representing the band had previously stated that all members intend to fulfill their military duties by 2025.