The K-pop world is abuzz with the latest news about BTS members Jimin and Jungkook. As all members of BTS are currently serving in the military, fans feel their absence deeply. Every update about the members is eagerly awaited, as it offers ARMYs a much-needed connection to their beloved idols. Recently, excitement surged among fans when a netizen claimed on X (formerly Twitter) that their friend’s son met Jimin and Jungkook while completing basic military training.

Their post read, “I heard a story about Jimin and Jungkook, albeit a bit late, from a family friend. According to her son, who trained with them at the military training center, Jimin and Jungkook were always seen together.”


Further details from the netizen revealed that during a training session where the soldiers were made to race, Jimin performed so well that he came in third. Jungkook, however, couldn’t participate due to an injury. The netizen added that her friend’s son admired Jimin, as the idol was approachable and easygoing despite his superstar status. Reportedly, the “Closer Than This” hitmaker always had a smile on his face and was often the first to strike up conversations with his fellow soldiers. “Every time my friend’s son called home, he would always talk about ‘Jiminhyung.’ He was really fond of Jimin.” 

Jimin and Jungkook are making the most of their time together

This isn’t the first time fans found proof that Jimin and Jungkook were attached at the hip during basic training. Before the military app The Camp was barred from using BTS members’ photos due to intellectual property rights issues, some photos surfaced on the app. These photos showed the two idols alongside other trainees, with Jungkook assigned number 59 and Jimin number 60. In some photos, Jimin is reading a training handbook, his number clearly displayed on his helmet. Other photos captured Jimin and Jungkook participating in various training exercises—dressed in military gear, holding guns, and marching.


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Additional photos emerged after they graduated from basic training. While these were group photos showing Jimin and Jungkook with the rest of their unit, eagle-eyed fans spotted the two idols standing together in a corner of one of the photos. It’s worth noting that they enlisted together under the buddy system precisely so they could stay together in the military. They could’ve enlisted separately, but they chose not to.


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These photos and the netizen’s story sparked non-stop conversation among fans, who expressed happiness on social media. They were pleased to hear that Jimin and Jungkook are making the most of their time together. Serving in the military isn’t easy, and knowing that their faves can rely on each other for support during their service makes it easier for fans to wait for their discharge in 2025. – K-Pop News Writer

Featured Image: ARMYs worldwide were thrilled to hear this update on Jimin and Jungkook’s service. Source: X/@kookminville.