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Acquiring National Qualification Certificate Top New Year’s Resolution Among Soldiers

Acquiring National Qualification Certificate Top New Year’s Resolution Among Soldiers

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The top New Year’s resolution among soldiers currently serving was earning ‘vocational qualifications’. The Defense Media Agency conducted a survey of 744 service members, 44.7 percent of whom expressed interest in vocational study. Service members were interested in acquiring national qualification certificates for languages as well as other vocational [...]

Unfriendly Thank-you Letter Sparks Criticism, Question About Letter-writing Campaign to Soldiers

Unfriendly Thank-you Letter Sparks Criticism, Question About Letter-writing Campaign to Soldiers

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — An unfriendly letter that a high school girl wrote to a soldier in the mandatory military service surprised many this week, not only because of the letter’s sarcastic tone but also due to the fact that the practice of having students send thank-you letters to troops still exists. In [...]

Soldiers Recognized for ‘Honorable Experience’ Thanks to Support for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Soldiers Recognized for ‘Honorable Experience’ Thanks to Support for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — About 5,000 South Korean soldiers who worked up a sweat on the frontlines to fight the spread of the coronavirus have been recognized for their ‘honorable experience.’ As a result of deliberations by the three branches of the South Korean armed forces, a total of 13,164 soldiers were recognized [...]