With the news that Super Junior's Siwon, Donghae,and Eunhyuk and TVXQ's Changmin are all leaving for mandatory military service over the next few months, fans were reasonably heartbroken. 2015 has been a tough year for K-drama and K-pop fans in the military enlistment department, and the year isn't even over yet! Take a look at 11 stars who have enlisted or will be enlisting this year:

Note: Military service is mandatory for South Korean males between the ages of 18 and 35. Korean military service ranges from 21 to 24 months depending on the branch. Army, Marines, and conscripted policemen serve 21 months, Navy serves 23 months, and Air Force serves 24 months. Public service workers serve from 24 to 36 months.

1. Shindong (Super Junior)


Enlistment date: March 23, 2015

Estimated release: December 2016 


2. Choi Jin Hyuk

Enlistment date: March 30, 2015

Estimated release: December 30, 2016


3. Kim Jaejoong (JYJ)

Enlistment date: March 30, 2015

Estimated release: December 30, 2016


4. Sungmin (Super Junior)

Enlistment date: March 30, 2015

Estimated release: December 30, 2016


5. Kim Hyun Joong (SS501)

Enlistment date: May 11, 2015

Estimated release: February 11, 2017


6. Yunho (TVXQ)

Enlistment date: July 21, 2015

Estimated release: April 20, 2017


7. Park Yoochun (JYJ)

Enlistment date: August 27, 2015

Estimated release: August 2017 (Updated: We previously listed his release as May, but because he's serving as a public service worker, it will likely be August.)


8. Eunhyuk (Super Junior)

Announced enlistment date: October 13, 2015

Estimated release: July 13, 2017


9. Donghae (Super Junior)

Announced enlistment date: October 15, 2015

Estimated release: July 15, 2017


10. Siwon (Super Junior)

Announced enlistment date: November 19, 2015

Estimated release: August 19, 2017


11. Changmin (TVXQ)

Announced enlistment date: November 19, 2015

Estimated release: August 19, 2017


Fortunately, we're already hearing about November enlistments, so there isn't too much time left for more people to leave this year...right? Who are you most sad to see go? Did we miss anyone on the list? Share your thoughts in the comments!


You can enjoy Siwon in one more drama role before he leaves with the upcoming romantic comedy She Was Pretty! Due to licensing restrictions, the series will premiere on DramaFever on September 30 with a two-week delay. Sign up for new episode alerts HERE and check out Siwon's fun teaser below: