BTS‘s Jin has made history while serving in the military, and it’s been made even more special because it’s all to do with the group’s 10th anniversary.
Since debuting, Jin has always managed to make an impact.
Even after enlisting for his mandatory military service at the end of 2022, the idol has been making a statement by showcasing his visuals and charm in any way possible.
Well, it seems like Jin continues to make history even while serving in the ARMY. June 13 marks BTS’s anniversary, and 2023 is even more special as it marks exactly ten years since the group debuted.
Although Jin might be enlisted, fans are still ensuring that he’s part of the celebrations.
Netizens noticed that ARMYs had put up a special anniversary banner in front of the main entrance of the 5th Division Recruit Training Center with a message congratulating Jin, but also with a cartoon of Jin’s character Wootteo and RJ.
If that wasn’t enough, Jin made history with an appearance in a newspaper.
On June 13, a photo of Kookbangilbo (Defense Daily) with a picture of Jin was released. The newspaper is not for sale to the public but is distributed amongst the Korean soldiers.
There was an ad with BTS’s Jin on the cover congratulating the idol for his tenth anniversary but also support for those serving in the military.
Thank you to the Korean armymen, whom we are so proud of, for your devotion and hard work. We are cheering on all of the armymen.
— The ad from @PRForJin
Although it was an impressive achievement for the fan account @PRForJin who made it happen, but bigger for Jin, who became the first celebrity to appear on the cover.
The cover was shared online amongst fans, and ARMYs couldn’t stop sharing their reactions to the huge moment for Jin on such an important day for the whole group.
Kim Seokjin made history as he became the first-ever celebrity to be featured on the front page of the Kookbangilbo (Defense Daily) Newspaper.
This celebrity not only earned prestige for his country during last 10 years of his career and also serving as active duty officer at… pic.twitter.com/88A45ahYPF
— Seokjinism – THE ASTRONAUT JIN 🧑🚀 (@seokjinism1) June 13, 2023
Defense Daily Newspaper Front page 😭😭👍🏻
Release today !!
KookBang IlBo(Defense Daily Newspaper) is not available for sale to civilians, but it is circulated to entire 600,000 soldiers in Korea INCLUDING the 5th Division New Recruits Training Center where #Jin is fulfilling… pic.twitter.com/7hkOFQkMuO
— 𝕄𝕒𝕕𝕟𝕒𝕖𝕁𝕚𝕟 🇮🇩 (@MadnaeJin1204) June 13, 2023
Seokjin is the FIRST EVER CELEBRITY TO BE SHOWN ON THE FRONT PAGE OF KOOKBANGILBO, which is the Kor defense daily newspaper 🔥🔥🔥🔥
This newspaper’s focus is on politics and the military, and fans have displayed their love and affection towards our forever idol JIN, in honor of… pic.twitter.com/lS6587XJYq
— Hourly Jin 👩🏻🚀 (@hourjinnie) June 13, 2023
BTS will probably have so many huge surprises and gifts for ARMYs on such a special day. It’s nice that fans can also share their own love for the members in their own way, even if the members aren’t currently active.