Hi! If you are looking for information about Jung Il-woo Completing his Civic/Military Service on November 30th, 2018, go HERE.
December 8, 2017
A break in our story telling to celebrate! Jung II-woo has successfully completed one year of his Military/Civic Service!
In spite of having been diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm in 2013, Jung II-woo declined a re-evaluation in 2016 and possible exemption of all military duties. He was given a Grade 4 Alternative Service verdict during his conscription examination and he opted to do alternative civic service. What does this mean? Here is an explanation via Soompi “irilight:”
“In Korea, men are obliged to go under a physical examination once they turn 19 by the Military Manpower Administration, which determines their physical fitness level, or grade, for military service. In physical examination, the check-up involves tests of psychological and physical health, while the administrative process assigns new entrants to different posts, based on their backgrounds and preferences – this is done before enlistment. After a few hours, the men are divided into five different categories, in order of fitness: active duty, reserve duty, secondary reserves, eligible conscription status and secondary conscription status. Level 4 will serve as public personnel, but still go through the same basic military training and commuting from home. Those who have severe vision problems – farsightedness or astigmatism – will be categorized in the fourth class. Those who have breathing difficulties, like obstructive sleep apnea, will also to be placed in the fourth class, where they are assigned to work in social or civil service facilities for 24 months.” Cr. Irilight
Jung II-woo was very disappointed he could not serve in regular active duty. He entered the Nonsan Army Training Center on December 8th of 2016, and completed his four weeks of basic training.
Photo Cr. Various (on photos)
We received the first photos of him posing with his group in late December 2016:
Then on January 9th many photos came from the End of Training Ceremony. The most beautiful one was this one with his mom:
These were more photos of this time:
After this, Jung II-woo started his civic service which included helping the elderly and even sweeping sidewalks!
March 16, 2017:
March 20, 2017:
March 21, 2017:
In May he was featured in Military Manpower Administration magazine in his Civic Service uniform. Here he talked about his experience and his feelings. You can read the article (translated to English) HERE. Here are the photos:
From September 16th to the 24th of 2017, Jung II-woo took part in the Seoripul Festival, in Seocho-gu, Seoul. It was a celebration of community spirit, culture, and art in Seoul. Its program was packed with concerts and cultural events. Photo Cr.
You can read more about it here. I didn’t see any photos of Jung II-woo there. But fear not here are some:
On October 12, 2017 Jung II-woo was the MC of “The 14th Military Service Awards Ceremony” held at the Metropolitan Government:
And… just three days ago (December 5, 2017) Jung II-woo received a Social Service Award: “Excellent Social Worker” from the Minister of Health and Welfare of South Korea.
Bravo Jung II-woo! What a great year!!! So proud to be your fan! looking forward to the next!!!