• Military Manpower Administration gives Yoo Seung Joon the cold shoulder despite his apology

    May 20, 2015 @ 1:47 am

    As you know singer Yoo Seung Joon was all the buzz recently, after getting down on his hands and knees to apologize 13 years after his military evasion controversy that ultimately got him banned from South Korea.For a bit of background information, Yoo Seung Joon was once one of Korea's top stars back a decade ago and he often spoke about carrying out his military service and doing his duty as a Korean male citizen. However, he was eventually ban

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  • SM Entertainment responds to rumors about an August military enlistment for Yunho

    April 30, 2015 @ 10:10 pm

    As you know, TVXQ's Yunho will be enlisting some time this year to carry out his military service, and sources say that he'll be doing so in August. That sounds far away at first, but if you think about it, we're already into May! A media outlet reported earlier that industry insiders have tipped them off that Yunho will prepare to enter the army in August, once he wraps up filming for his upcoming web drama. Yunho will begin filmi

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  • EXO-L start a donation campaign to support History Museum of Japanese Military Comfort Women

    March 3, 2015 @ 5:19 pm

    EXO's fanclub EXO-L are in the spotlight once again for their charitable work. It has recently been brought to attention that EXO-L is getting ready to support the History Museum of Japanese Military Comfort Women in celebration of the idol group's third year anniversary. More reports are trickling out and complementing the change in the fanclub culture where fanclubs are actively supporting and donating money to help the community as well as spr

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  • Member of the U.S. Forces Korea charged for throwing wine bottle off his balcony and striking a car

    February 10, 2015 @ 3:41 pm

    On February 10, the Yongsan Police belatedly revealed to the public that a member of the United States Forces Korea (USFK), identified as 24-year-old 'C,' was recently charged for throwing a wine bottle off his veranda outside his 17th floor apartment. The incident occurred back on January 16 around 9PM KST, when 'C' threw a wine bottle in the direction of a parking lot near his apartment. The bottle struck a parked Mercedes Benz. Although t

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  • South Korean special forces train topless in the snow

    January 12, 2015 @ 12:31 pm

    While I'm piling on the blankets and jackets and preparing to hermit throughout this cold winter, South Korean soldiers are jogging in sub-zero temperatures--topless.On January 8, around 150 South Korean Army's Special War Command (SWC) soldiers were captured in the midst of their annual ten-day winter weather combat training. Ever year, the SWC soldiers are sent to train in the mountains of Pyeongchang to acclimate themselves to harsh weath

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  • Cute girl dances to A Pink's 'Mr. Chu' to celebrate boyfriend's military discharge

    November 25, 2014 @ 11:52 am

    Why bother fanboying over girl groups when you have a cute, awesome girlfriend like this one here?A young girl and her friends organized a performance to A Pink's loveydovey song "Mr. Chu" for her boyfriend on the day of his military discharge. In the clip above, she can be seen in a floral skirt nearly in perfect sync with her fellow girl friends, putting on a cute show for her happy, blushing boyfriend. At the end of the whole dance, the girls

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  • Five soldiers charged for assaulting and molesting a Corporal Joo

    November 14, 2014 @ 4:24 pm

    On November 14, investigative authorities revealed that yet another case of sexual and physical abuse has arisen among the military barracks. This time, a 21-year-old Corporal Joo of the Pocheon military force was molested and assaulted by five of his fellow soldiers led by 21-year-old Corporal Moon.It is reported that on November 3, after roll call for bedtime had concluded, Moon and his four fellow soldiers attacked Joo. While Moon used judo to

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  • US Marine Band and Korean Army Band duke it out in a drum battle

    October 15, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    You know what's cool? Drum battles. Although probably not as dramatic as 'Drumline' (then again, when is real life ever as cool as the movies), the American III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band recently duked it out with an actual drum battle!I don't know about you guys, but when the ROK Army Band went first, I was likeBut when the III MEF went I was like Probably more cute than badass, this

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  • Korean military to change ranking system in order to prevent bullying

    October 14, 2014 @ 5:04 pm

    The Korean military has announced that it will be changing its ranking system in hopes to prevent further bullying cases, such as that of Soldier Yoon and of the female soldier who was sexually harassed. A representative from the military explained, "We are in the process of reducing the four rank system involving private, private first class, corporal, and sergeant to a three rank system with private first class, corporal, and sergeant

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  • South Korea military announce controversial $8.2 Billion development plan for Korean built Next Generation Fighter jets

    July 18, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    On July 18, South Korea's Joint Chief of Staff recently announced plans of developing a high-tech next generation fighter jet in order to upgrade their current lineup of aging KF-16s and KF-15s. The development program will be called the KF-X or Boramae, and it will be built by Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd (KAI). The catch? It will cost a lot of money--$8.5 trillion won to be exact (approx. $8.2 billion USD). Aside from development costs, the c

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