• 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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  • Soldier who opened fire on his comrades tries to kill himself, currently in hospital

    June 24, 2014 @ 1:56 pm

    Back on June 21, 22-year old sergeant Mr. Lim opened fire on his own comrades at a military base along the North Korean and South Korean border. After throwing a grenade at them, he proceeded to go on a shooting rampage, killing 5 and wounding 5 as a result. Mr. Lim fled the military base soon afterwards to a nearby town, Goseong. The military issued a warning to the locals to stay indoors before pursuing Mr. Lim. He was finally cornered on Sunda

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  • Get your tissues ready, this Korean army video will have you in tears

    June 14, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

    As many of you know already, South Korea has a mandatory military service. Many Korean men give up nearly two prime years in their 20's to serve for their country.As a special way to cheer up some of these soldiers, AIA created a special project for a few military recruits. With hidden cameras set up and thinking that they're receiving just a haircut, these recruits don't know about the special messages recorded to them from their loved ones.The

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  • Rain revealed to have become a celebrity recruit even without the necessary paperwork

    July 24, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    After the Ministry of Defense made the decision to abolish the celebrity recruit system and Rain's discharge, it's now been revealed that Rain was accepted as a celebrity recruit even though he hadn't submitted the necessary forms.According to the results that the Ministry of Defense provided, 10 celebrity recruits, including Rain, had not submitted the necessary documents, but had been accepted to the program anyway. To be a celebrity

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  • Ministry of Defense announces decision to abolish celebrity recruit unit + to issue out punishment to 8 celebrity soldiers

    July 17, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

    After completing their investigation into the issues raised regarding celebrity recruits in the military, the Ministry of Defense held a press conference to announce their decision.The most pressing question on hand was whether the celebrity recruit department would be abolished as it had been in place for the past 16 years. The Ministry of Defense announced today that they will indeed abolish the system."After the investigation on the promotiona

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  • Ministry of Defense complete their investigation on celebrity recruits + to announce their decision this week

    July 17, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    The Ministry of Defense have completed their investigation on celebrity recruits and will announce the results on the 18th at the earliest and during the weekend at the latest. A Ministry of Defense representative talked with media outlet Kuki News over a phone call and revealed, "The investigation was completed this past weekend... The individuals who are subject to punishment have been decided on and we also plan to announce the level of discip

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  • Fans vent their disappointment on Se7en's fan cafe + Sangchu says he should be blamed as Se7en's superior

    June 26, 2013 @ 12:08 am

    Se7en's fan cafe, which was filled with supportive messages up until yesterday, has taken a drastic turn with disappointed fans venting their loss of respect for the singer with the outbreak about his misuse of celebrity soldier privileges.Once devoted fans expressed their disappointment on Se7en's official fan cafe, 'FARINELI', writing, "The 10 years that I devoted to Se7en as a fan have all gone to waste", "This is just disappointing. Just

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  • The Quiett to serve 5 extra days in military for violation

    May 13, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    Hip hop artist and producer The Quiett will be serving an additional 5 days for his enlistment in the military. According to a report from where he was serving as a public service worker, his enlistment has been extended because he violated rules by working as a singer even though he had enlisted as a public service worker last year. He had released an album earlier this month, performed at shows, and had charged services for his songs.

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