With generous support provided by Laerdal Medical, the NLN developed comprehensive unfolding cases and teaching strategies to focus on veterans and family members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and a host of related physical, mental health, and social ills associated with combat.  ACE.V emerged as the NLN’s contribution to the Obama-Biden initiative, Joining Forces (2012), marshaling the best teaching resources and tools for nurse educators to access in preparing the next generation of nurses to care for this unique population of military men and women and their families. The authors of the ACE.V unfolding cases and teaching strategies, nurse educators who are either veterans themselves or working with veterans, created the resources to highlight the unique health care needs related to military service.