By Sandi Moynihan and Eric Brandner

CLEVELAND—Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Trevor Hughes’ family was one flight away from a Disney vacation.

Then the annoying news came.

With their luggage - and children’s carseats - already loaded onto the plane, the Hughes family learned there was going to be a 12-hour maintenance delay while the airline replaced an aircraft part. Under usual circumstances, they’d have gone home and waited. But that wasn’t an option without the car seats.

So they turned to the USO.

Hughes took his family to the USO of Northern Ohio’s Cleveland Hopkins International Airport center, where they spent their delay watching movies and eating snacks.

“Hosting us there made all the difference in terms of the start of that leave,” Hughes said.

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