[INFO] 150406 About SK Army 1st Infantry Division + The reason why March is the best month for enlistment

JYJ3’s Note: Jaejoong has enlisted as Active Duty Soldier into the 1st Division where is located at Paju in Gyunggi-province.

1st Division Schedule:

Jaejoong’s Daily Schedule with the SK Army 1st Infantry Division (difference in time is summer/winter sched)1

About 1st Division Daum Cafe:

It seems the 1st division protects and takes care of our Jaejoong well. Anyone could join and write a letter, see trainee’s pics and know their news through online cafe before. But only confirmed family and friends can write a letter and see pics on that cafe from 30 Mar. Moreover only JJ’s personal training number and pics were not posted on that cafe. I’m thankful for their care for JJ although I can’t see JJ’s pics.

  • A private sent letter to his family saying he encounters Kim Jaejoong every morning xD
    Cr: 1st Division daum cafe

Army Rank for Enlisted:

Kim Jaejoong ranking is “Private”
Byong or byeong (Korean: “병”, “兵”) is a military term used in the armed forces of South Korea to describe a soldier, airman, sailor, or marine who holds a junior enlisted rank.
more info aboun korean army rank here, and Private/Byeong here2

The reason why March is the best month for enlistment:

① Enlist this year and be discharged next year

② Only have to endure 1 winter = experience cold weather training only once

③ As soon as you’re discharged, you’re already first-year reservist (Cos in Korea, you increase your age count on January 1st of every year, not on your birthday. JJ will be discharged in late Dec, so 2 days later, he will become first-year reservist) More about ROK Reserve Forces here

④ The possibility of being 꼬인군번 is extremely low = high chance of getting “relieved”

꼬인군번 (literally, entangled soldier): military term – you join an unit where there are many seniors who enlist not long before you, which means it’s highly possible that no more newbie will come after you. Remember that military is a hierarchical society where lower-ranking soldiers have to follow the directions of higher-ranking soldiers. Being the lowest-ranking soldier in your troop, you’ll have hard time for long.

On the contrary, in case that no long after you move in, your seniors get discharged, many newbies will come in to fill the vacancy, which means you can be relieved of chores early.

Sources: instizwiki
Credits: @PrinceJJ_, @The_Little_Pear 123 + @forjj
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Re-posted by JYJ☆USA