8 Oppas

Who Are Supposed to be

in Military Service this 2017

By Patti Sunio

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Aside from disbandment or breakups, another thing that makes fans sad is when their oppas have to temporary leave their careers for the mandatory military service. But of course we know that it is part of their duty, and we salute their call to comply.

We’re also most thankful for the photos of them shared online while they are in military. These keep fans sane from missing them too much!

This year, many of our oppas have enlisted, have been declared exempt, or are awaiting the call. Here are 8:

Cho Kyuhyun

He enlisted last 25th of May and recent photos of him reveal that he is healthy and happy. We are certainly proud of SuJu’s youngest member, and he is the last to be enlisting in military, too! He is currently undergoing training at the Nosan Army Training Center as a social service worker.


Yoo Ah In

We are sad to hear that Yoo Ah In’s military service is delayed once again, due to health reasons. He injured his right shoulder while filming but there have also been news about his bone tumor and because of this, he will be excempt from the mandatory service. Awww, please get well soon, oppa!



Via Soompi

G-Dragon is on a roll, especially this year, and it’s probably his way of accomplishing everything he can before finally enlisting for military. It is reported that G-Dragon is scheduled to be called for service late this year.

For now, fans are happy with his album Kwon Ji Yong and can look forward to his solo world tour, Act III, M.O.T.T.E. world tour.



Our boys from Big Bang before have shared with fans of their alternative plan to enlist together, but this won’t be the case.

After T.O.P., G-Dragon and Taeyang are supposed to enlist late this year, too. It is also timely for Taeyang oppa, because by then, he would already be finished with his White Night world tour. All the more reason for fans to go!

Kim Soo Hyun

After the release of his movie, Real, it is said that Kim Soo Hyun will enlist for military service in September this year, although nothing is final. But the actor’s real wish is that he be able to do at least one more movie or drama before leaving for the two-year mandatory service. We’d like that, too.


Lee Min Ho

Actor Lee Min Ho began his military service 12th of May. On the day of his orientation at the Gangnam office in Seoul, he showed up dressed simply and with a face mask, but was still noticed and put on the spotlight by fans and the press. He will be serving as a public service worker.


Seo In Guk

Seo In Guk went for military service last March, but was sent back due to a fractured ankle, which deemed him unfit to continue. We remember him saying that he is excited about the enlistment, and particularly in seeing how he’d look aged after the service.

However, it was discovered that he has osteochondritis dissecans, which causes a disorder in his bones and cartilage. Because of this, he is officially exempted from the mandatory service.



Via CastKo

T.O.P.’s time serving the military was quite a controversial one. He enlisted February this year, but after 3 months and 27 days, he got kicked out from the Gangnam Police Station because of a scandal involving marijuana use. He was also hospitalized after, and it is said that he can no longer continue his service.


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