3084th Aviation Depot Group
           Stony Brook Air Force Station

A History of a Cold War Mission

This site is dedicated to all those who served in the
3084th Aviation Depot Group at Stony Brook Air Force Station in Chicopee Falls, MA.  "Site Item", the code name assigned to Stony Brook, served along with the other Operational Storage Sites of the United States Air Force during the Cold War period of the 1950s and 1960s.  Stony Brook was a storage and maintenance site for nuclear weapons, and was assigned to the Air Materiel Command until 1962, in support of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) at Westover Air Force Base.


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Summary History - Stony Brook Air Force Station

FOIA Declassified Histories (PDF documents)


Barracks and Administrative Area

Photos of Various Activities and Events

(courtesy of Stuart Schrock, son of Col. Raymond Schrock, Group Commander from 1957-1961)

Barracks and Administrative Buildings Layout

Food Service

  Weapons Storage Area (WSA or Q Area)

Q Area
Plant 1 (A) - Fission Weapons
Plant 2 (B) -Thermonuclear (Fusion) Weapons

MK15 and MK21 (fusion weapons)
MK17 (first 'dry' fusion weapon)

Handling Division Area

Weapons Storage Igloos
Nuclear Capsule Storage and Maintenance

Nuclear Weapons at Stony Brook Air Force Station



Stony Brook Welcome Pamphlet (PDF)

Aircraft Stationed on Westover AFB

Brief History of Westover Air Force Base

History of a Cold War Mission (under construction)

Veterans, Rosters and Acknowledgements

Special Addition -
3080th Aviation Depot Group, Caribou Air Force Station, 1956

Links and resources

This site is dedicated to the following fallen comrades of the 3084th Aviation Depot Group.

Beaumont, Charles
Blaylock, Freeman (Hugh) 
Cooper, John
Degutis, Ken
Edwards, Garld  
Foster, Leslie   
Grandy, Richard 
Green, Roy
Krushinsky, Bernie
Lagyak, John
Landis, Albert      
Madden, Loyal      
McFatridge, Ardon
Peters, Harvey P.
Wilhite, Ralph

Recent additions

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Webmaster:  Clarke Ketter (Served at Stony Brook Air Force Station from 1956 to 1959.)

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