Korean actor Kang Ha Neul has successfully completed his six-week basic military training at the Korean Army Training Center in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province on October 24th. He enlisted on September 11th.
During the completion ceremony held in the morning of October 24th at the training center’s indoor gymnasium, the actor, who was designated as “platoon leader”, led his fellow recruits as they marched in formation to the center of the gymnasium.
These brave young men underwent the gruelling and comprehensive training programme that included the 40km march (while carrying 23 kilos of gear0, chemical, biological and radiological training, field training exercises, weapon drills and combat training, and other physically and mentally exhausting activities that transformed them from civilians to elite soldiers. These challenges were rewarded as they were promoted to “private” during the ceremony. The soldiers will be deployed to their respective bases to complete the rest of their compulsory military conscription in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Kang Ha Neul will begin his 21 months of active duty service as military police at the Capital Defense Command. He will be part of the motorcycle (MC) unit, which is widely regarded as the face of the military police. The MC unit provides escort and security services for high ranking military personnel, VIPs and dignitaries. The actor is foreseen to complete military service on June 10, 2019.
Prior to enlistment, Kang Ha Neul concluded promotional activities, including fan meetings in Hong Kong and Singapore for hit action comedy film “Midnight Runners”. He also completed filming “Recall the Night”, a mystery-thriller movie written and directed by acclaimed director Jang Hang-joon. The movie is due for release at the end of November 2017.
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