The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have both been lightning rods for controversy over the past few years, but there’s one thing we can all agree on: the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who’ve served there.

And those loyal Americans deserve to be rewarded for their service with more than just thanks, which is why a new campaign called BRAVE is so important.

The campaign’s calls to action include properly treating veterans’ mental health issues, preventing homelessness among veterans, giving disabled vets the benefits they’ve earned, fully funding veteran’s hospitals and compensating troops made to serve longer.

MTV’s Choose or Lose campaign and CNN Worldwide have teamed up for a cross-network television event that includes a concert to mobilize support and news programming on both networks highlighting veterans’ stories of triumph, as well as issues facing them when they return home.

“A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the BRAVE” will air October 24 on MTV, followed by airings on MTV2, mtvU and MTV Tr3s.

The special, hosted by MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway and taped before an audience of specially invited young veterans and their families, will feature live performances by artists including 50 Cent, Ludacris and Saving Abel and taped performances from Kanye West, Kid Rock, Angels and Airwaves, Fall Out Boy, Juanes, Nelly and Taylor Swift.

Beyoncé, Will Ferrell, Cameron Diaz, Common, Fat Joe, Seth Green, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, James Marsden and Wyclef Jean will also make taped appearances throughout the concert to add their support.

MTV News and CNN news stories, introduced by Anderson Cooper who will also host his own CNN special “Anderson Cooper 360: Back from the Battle,” will air throughout the program.

Thursday, October 16

Natasha Bedingfield – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

War – “The Bonnie Hunt Show”

Ne-Yo – “Late Show with David Letterman”

Lenka – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Nikka Costa – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

Tally Hall – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” – rerun

Hot Chip – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Friday, October 17

Richard Lewis – “The View”

Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters – “Live with Regis and Kelly”

Queen Latifah, Kenny Chesney – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

Diahann Carroll – “The Tavis Smiley Show”

Alonzo Bodden, Chris Franjola, Margaret Cho – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun

Robin Thicke – “The Hour with George

Stroumboulopoulos” – rerun

Frank Caliendo, Tim Montana – “Late Show with David Letterman”

Black Kids – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

Ludacris, Mike Birgbiglia – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

Will Ferrell – “Late Late Show with Conan O’Brien” – rerun

Bo Burnham – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Saturday, October 18

Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Guy Clark, Joe Ely – “Austin City Limits”

Adele – “Saturday Night Live”