Watch Beyonce & Jay Z Surprise U.S. Troops on New Year's Eve

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Beyonce sends a message to U.S. troops

Beyonce and Jay Z had a special New Year's treat for thousands of U.S. troops stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan: a screening of their On the Run HBO special and a message from Queen Bey herself.

"I just want to say a big thank you to our troops for everything you do to keep our country safe," she said in a message that played during a USO countdown to 2015. "We all sleep better at night knowing that you guys are protecting us, and we're filled with gratitude."

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Fast-forward to the 2:15 mark to see Beyonce's message below:

"Watching the On the Run concert made me forget I was in Afghanistan for the holidays ... thank you," SSGT Ferguson -- who is stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan -- said, according to a USO press release.