Taeyang joined the army yesterday, leaving new wife and actress Min Hyo Rin behind. He is the third BIGBANG member to enlist. On Monday, March 12, Taeyang showed up at the Chungsong army base in Cheorwon County of Gangwon Province.

Taeyang dressed plainly but still stood out in his dark green Canada Goose jacket and otherwise monochromatic look. He wore a black mask that covered half of his face but couldn’t cover his excitement at the sight of fans. Taeyang waved and smiled at the fans, and later got down on his knees and bowed to them.

On Sunday, Taeyang posted photos from his latest photoshoot with Elle. He looked handsome as always, even with shaved head, as he posed in Louis Vuitton. More from the shoot will be available in the April issue of Elle Korea.

Taeyang’s best friend and fellow band member G-Dragon, who enlisted on Feb. 27, seems to be doing well. On Sunday, fans shared a photo of him posing with the popular finger heart and a smile. He seemed well adjusted to the military life, slightly leaning back against a soldier behind him and looking comfortable in his army sweats.

YG Entertainment dropped BIGBANG’s new track, Flower Road, yesterday. G-Dragon wrote and composed this song, which sings of the day the BIGBANG members will reunite with the fans when the flowers bloom.

Best of luck to you in the military, Taeyang!

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