Jo Kwon Finishes Military Enlistment With A Heartfelt Message And Cute Photos

Welcome back, Jo Kwon!

Jo Kwon is officially back!

The former 2AM member started his military enlistment on August 6, 2018, and has now made his return on March 24! In order to celebrate his release from the military, he posted on his Instagram late on the day of his return with a heartfelt message to his followers.

 

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2018.08.06 – 2020.03.24 ๐ŸŒˆ ํ™”๋ž‘ ! ์‹ ๊ณ ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค! ๊ตฐ์•…๋Œ€ ๋ณ‘์žฅ ์กฐ๊ถŒ์€ 2020๋…„3์›”24์ผ ๋ถ€๋กœ ์ „์—ญ์„ ๋ช… ๋ฐ›์•˜์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.์ด์— ์‹ ๊ณ  ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค! ์ œ์ž‘๋…„ ๋ฌด๋”์œ„์— ์ž…๋Œ€ํ•˜์—ฌ, 597์ผ(1๋…„7๊ฐœ์›”18์ผ)์˜ค์ง€ ์•Š์„ ๊ฒƒ๋งŒ ๊ฐ™๋˜ ์ „์—ญ์˜ ๋‚ ์„ ๋“œ๋””์–ด ๋งž์ดํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.์ €๋ฅผ ๊ธฐ๋‹ค๋ ค ์ฃผ์…”์„œ ์ง„์‹ฌ์œผ๋กœ ๊ฐ์‚ฌ๋“œ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.๊ฒฐ์ฝ” ์‰ฝ์ง€๋งŒ์€ ์•Š์•˜๊ณ ,๋‹ค์‚ฌ๋‹ค๋‚œ ํ•˜๊ธฐ๋„ ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‚˜ ์ €์˜ ๊ตฐ ์ƒํ™œ์— ์žˆ์–ด ํฐ ํž˜์ด ๋˜์–ด ์ฃผ์‹  ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋‚˜ ์ข‹์€ ๊ฐ„๋ถ€๋‹˜๋“ค,๊ตฐ์•…๋Œ€์›๋“ค,๊ตฐ๋ฎค์ง€์ปฌํŒŒ๊ฒฌ์žฅ๋ณ‘๋“ค ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๊ฐ€์กฑ,์นœ๊ตฌ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•˜๋Š” ํŒฌ๋ถ„๋“ค ์ง„์‹ฌ์œผ๋กœ ๊ฐ์‚ฌ๋“œ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.๋•๋ถ„์— ๊ฑด๊ฐ•ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ „์—ญ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.์‚ด๋ฉด์„œ ํ‰์ƒ ์žŠ์ง€๋ชปํ•  ์ˆœ๊ฐ„ ์ˆœ๊ฐ„ ๋“ค์ด ๊ต‰์žฅํžˆ ๋งŽ์•˜๊ณ ,๊ณผ๊ฑฐ์™€ ํ˜„์žฌ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋ฏธ๋ž˜๋ฅผ ์—ฐ๊ฒฐํ•ด ์ฃผ๋Š” ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ ์‹œ๊ฐ„๋“ค๊ณผ, ๋Œ€ํ•œ๋ฏผ๊ตญ์„ ์œ„ํ•ด ์ถฉ์„ฑ์„ ๋‹คํ•˜๊ณ  ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋งก์€ ์ž„๋ฌด๋ฅผ ๋๊นŒ์ง€ ์ตœ์„ ์„ ๋‹คํ•ด ์ˆ˜ํ–‰ํ•˜์—ฌ ์ง€๋‚˜๊ณ  ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ํ–‰๋ณตํ–ˆ๋˜ ์ถ”์–ต๋„ ๋งŽ์ด ๋‚จ์•˜์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.์ด์ œ๋Š” ์˜ˆ๋น„์—ญ ์กฐ๊ถŒ ์ด๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.๋ณธ์—…์ธ ๊ฐ€์ˆ˜ ์กฐ๊ถŒ์œผ๋กœ ๋Œ์•„๊ฐ€ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๊ฐ€๊ณ ์žํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฌด์ง€๊ฐœ๋น› ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋ชจ์Šต์„ ๊ธฐ๋Œ€ ๋งŽ์ด ํ•ด์ฃผ์‹œ๊ณ  ์‘์›ํ•ด ์ฃผ์‹ญ์‹œ์˜ค.! ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ™” ๋ž‘!!! (๊ฟˆ์€ ์•„๋‹ˆ๊ฒ ์ง€..๋ˆˆ๋–ด๋Š”๋ฐ ๋‹ค์‹œ ํ›ˆ๋ จ์†Œ๋Š” ์•„๋‹๊ฑฐ์•ผ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ*์ฝ”๋กœ๋‚˜19๋กœ ์ธํ•˜์—ฌ ์ „์—ญ์ „ํœด๊ฐ€๋กœ ์ถœํƒ€ํ•˜์—ฌ 24์ผ ์ „์—ญ ํ•˜์˜€์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.๊ฐ•์›๋„ ํ™์ฒœ์€ ์ฒญ์ •์ง€์—ญ ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.์ฝ”๋กœ๋‚˜19๊ฐ€ ํ•˜๋ฃจ๋นจ๋ฆฌ ์ข…์‹ ๋˜๊ธธ ๊ธฐ๋„ํ•˜๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.) #KEEPGOING

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The letter starts with the dates of his start and end time with the military, and a rainbow emoji. It then continues:

“I enlisted the year before last in the sweltering heat, and now my military discharge day has finally come, onย the 597th day (1 year, 7 months, 18 days) that seemed like it would never arrive. I sincerely thank you for waiting for me.

“It wasnโ€™t always easy, and it was also eventful. However, I sincerely want to thank the great people who gave me such strength during my time in the military, including the officers, members of the military band, the military musical officers, and my family, friends, and beloved fans. Itโ€™s thanks to you that I was able to be discharged from the military in good health. There were many moments that Iโ€™ll never forget for the rest of my life, andย there were important times that connect my past, present, and future. Since I rendered my devoted service to the Republic of Korea and did my best at performing all of the tasks I was given, I now think that I also have a lot of happy memories.”

He continued by announcing his return as an entertainer and his wishes for the future.

โ€œIโ€™m now reservist Jo Kwon. Iโ€™m going to return to my regularย job of being Jo Kwon the singer. Please look forward to the rainbow-colored variousย appearancesย that Iโ€™m planning and show support! Thank you. Salute!!! (This isnโ€™t a dream, right… I wonโ€™t open my eyes to find Iโ€™m back at the training center.)โ€

To finish off, he brought up his wishes for the coronavirus pandemic to be over soon, and how it had impacted his enlistment. Even though where he’d been stationed doesn’t have any confirmed cases of COVID-19, when he left for his ETS leave, he couldn’t return to the base due to current military protocols to prevent the spread of the virus.

“I hope that COVID-19 quickly comes to an end. #KEEPGOING”

 

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์ด๋ฒˆ์—ญ์€ “์ „์—ญ” ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ๐Ÿš‰ #20200324

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He also shared an image of a cake he received in celebration of his discharge, which is a clever play on words with a subway station theme. It reads “This station is ‘Jun Yeok‘ station” – “Jun Yeok” means “military discharge”, and the cake shows the previous station as “enlistment” and the next station as “society”.

 

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๋ณต์Šตํ•ฉ์‹œ๋‹ค ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป VG COVER ๐Ÿ‘‘ JOKWON X MADONNA

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To finish off, he posted a couple of his past performances with the captions “Let’s review!” and “I’m back.

 

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I’m Back๐Ÿ‘‘ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋Œ์•„์™”์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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Welcome back Jo Kwon! We can’t wait to see what performances you’ll come out with!

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