BTS's Jin completes military service, ready to rejoin group activities

Top idol group BTS's eldest member, Jin (31, Kim Seokjin), famously known as 'Worldwide Handsome,' is finally returning to civilian life. 

Jin will conclude his military service on June 12, marking 547 days since he began his active duty in the South Korean army on December 13, 2022, following his announcement via BigHit Music on October 17, 2022.

Jin served in the 5th Infantry Division in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province, where he completed his service with distinction. He received excellent evaluations in various areas, including marksmanship, physical fitness, and mental fortitude, earning the title of a special warrior. His exemplary service was highlighted by his early promotions and role as a drill instructor at the training center.


In a delightful coincidence, Jin will make his first public appearance as a civilian at the '2024 Festa' on June 13, the day after his discharge, which also coincides with BTS's debut anniversary. The event, held at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul, will see Jin reuniting with 1,000 fans, where he will resume his activities as a member of BTS.


Anticipation for Jin's return has been high. On May 2, 41 days before his discharge, Jin shared a message on BTS's official Twitter, Weverse, and YouTube, expressing his eagerness to reunite with fans.