Korean Military App Releases A First Look At BTS’s Jin In Uniform As A Military Trainee

“The Camp” provides an official photo update of Jin.

BTS‘s Jin enlisted for his 18-month mandatory military service on December 13, accompanied by his family and fellow BTS members. While ARMYs couldn’t be there in person, they rallied to show support through banners leading to the training center and online posts.

(From left to right) BTS’s V, Suga, Jungkook, Jin, Jimin, J-Hope, and RM at Jin’s entrance ceremony | @BTS_twt/Twitter

Before his official enlistment, Jin updated fans with a photo of his newly shaven hair to meet military standards, earning compliments as well as complimenting himself in classic Jin fashion.

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ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ It’s cuter than I thought

— Jin

He also shared with ARMYs a light-hearted farewell, showcasing his lovable personality as he left fans with a League of Legends reference while making a joke in the most Jin way possible.

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This is your curtain call

(I wanted to try saying this when I leave for the military.)
(This is what game character “Jhin” says)

— Jin

On the day of his military entrance ceremony, Jin remained in his car to not disturb the ceremony or the other recruits and their families.

ARMYs were only able to catch a quick glimpse of the fleet of Kia vans carrying the seven BTS members into the training center at the 5th Infantry Division in Yeoncheon County of Gyeonggi Province.

On December 14, BTS gave fans a closer look at Jin’s entrance ceremony through an emotional Bangtan Bomb episode where the members said “farewell for now” to their eldest hyung.

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Although it’s only been ten days since Jin officially enlisted, it’s felt like an eternity to many ARMYs who are missing Jin. Luckily, ARMYs received an update on Jin today through a photo uploaded to The Camp, a website and app that loved ones of those in the Korean military can use for updates. 

The app provides official photos uploaded by the military, information about their daily meals, and a place where letters can be sent virtually. Here, pictures of military trainees are often uploaded, and Jin’s photo was among the updates.

An official photo update of BTS’s Jin through “Trainee Sketch” via The Camp

Jin was seen smiling with his hair grown out slightly from his initial buzz cut reveal photos. ARMYs were emotional and grateful for the update as various hashtags about Jin began to trend on Twitter.

Previously, The Camp announced they would be making a separate page specifically for celebrity fanmail on their website so fans can support enlisted celebrities without disrupting mail sent by loved ones of other recruits.

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