The famous music band BTS is going through a significant change as four of its members start their required military duty in South Korea. This happens after three bandmates already began their service earlier. Their dedicated fans are determined to wait until 2025 for the group to reunite.

Despite the rain, fans gathered to say goodbye to RM and V, sending nice messages to their camp. V shared feelings on Weverse about missing making happy memories. RM feels lonely sometimes during the 18 months but sees it as a chance to grow. Jimin and Jung Kook are serving in the military, with RM and V. Yonhap News said three others got a day off. In South Korea, men aged 18–28 must serve for about two years to stay safe from threats, like from North Korea. BTS’ fans, called ARMY, support social causes. In 2020, ARMY raised $1 million for Black Lives Matter in 25 hours. Dedicated fans in Tokyo’s Korea Town eagerly await BTS’ return.