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Super Junior's Siwon And TVXQ's Changmin Join Growing List Of SM Entertainment Stars Reporting For Duty

By Staff Writer | November 20, 2015 10:52 AM EST

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Two more of SM Entertainment's finest enlisted in the Korean military on Thursday.

Super Junior's Choi Siwon and TVXQ's Shim "Max" Changmin enlisted in the Korean military on Nov. 19. Both Siwon and Changmin join additional members of their respective idol group who are already fulfilling their mandatory military service in the Korean army.

"TVXQ's Max [Changmin] and Super Junior's Siwon start their military service today," announced SM Entertainment through the company's official Facebook page. "Max [Changmin] and Siwon send their love and promise to finish their service to the country in a healthy and respectable manner."

The two men went off to their enlistments in a low-key fashion, without any special send off event for fans or reporters to attend.

Both enlisted at an army site in South Chungcheong Province, where they will receive basic training, reports the K-Pop Herald.

Siwon and Changmin will both fulfill their mandatory military service as conscripted police officers.

The pair are scheduled to be discharged from the Korean military on Aug. 18, 2017.

Ahead of their enlistment, both men said farewell to fans.

Changmin greeted fans one last time in a video featuring the idol shaving his head in preparation for enlistment. The star also promised fans that he would return from service safely.

Siwon called into the Korean variety show "Radio Star" to say one final farewell message to their fans.

Super Junior's Leeteuk and Kyuhyun reportedly accompanied the pair to their training base.

Leeteuk shared a picture on social media showing Siwon and Chnagmin at their last meal before enlisting. In the post, he commented that he has sent several men off to the military.

The Super Junior member previously completed his military service, as did Super Junior's Heechul, Kangin, and Yesung.

Changmin and Siwon join Super Junior's Shindong, Sungmin, Donghae, Eunhyuk, and TVXQ's Yunho in the Korean military.

All able-bodied South Korean men must serve in the military for around two years due to the ongoing conflict with North Korea, which South Korea is technically still at war with.

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