All posts tagged "conscription"

  • Yoo Ah-in, Lee Seung-ki, conscription
    Yoo ah in! Stars face conscription this year

    A handful of popular male actors are expected to serve mandatory military service this year. Yoo Ah-in, 30, is most likely to serve, according to media reports. With his SBS TV drama “Six Flying Dragons” scheduled to...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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  • (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
    Bae Sang-moon to begin 2-year military service next week

    By Brian Han South Korean professional golfer Bae Sang-moon will begin his mandatory two-year military service beginning next week. The two-time PGA Tour winner fittingly ended his pre-duty career in South Korea for the Presidents Cup where...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • Members of the South Korean special forces take part in a military drill in Yeongcheon, southeast of Seoul in this May 2, 2013 picture. (Yonhap)
    More than 16,000 S. Korean men give up nationality to avoid military service

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — More than 16,000 South Korean men have relinquished their nationality to avoid the mandatory military service in recent years, an opposition lawmaker said Monday. A total of 4,386 men opted for foreign citizenship in...

    • Posted September 14, 2015
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  • (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
    PGA golfer Bae Sang-moon to join military after losing legal battle

    DAEGU/SEOUL, July 22 (Yonhap) — South Korean PGA Tour pro Bae Sang-moon, mired in a row over his conscription, said Wednesday he will soon join the armed forces, hours after losing his legal battle against the local...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • militarygolf
    [Reuters] Korea’s soldier-golfers fight to stay out of bunkers

      While the lure of fame and fortune fires the imagination of most aspiring golfers, players on South Korea’s armed forces team hope their talents will let them fulfill two years of military service on the...

    • Posted May 14, 2015
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  • Sangmoon Bae
    Golfer Bae Sang-moon under investigation for military service

    By Jun Ji-hye The Military Manpower Administration (MMA) made clear Thursday that PGA golfer Bae Sang-moon is the subject of an investigation for his alleged dodging of mandatory military service. “Bae has not returned home, although the...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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  • Bae Sang-moon (AP)
    Bae Sang-moon faces conscription after 6th place finish

    Patrick Reed rallies to win Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Noh Seung-yul ties for 11th.   By Brian Han After making his final putt on Kapalua’s Plantation Course at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions Monday, Bae Sang-moon will...

    • Posted January 12, 2015
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