The Pentagon released the names and ranks of the eight service members killed Wednesday when an Afghan ex-pilot opened fire after a disagreement.
A civilian contractor, himself reportedly a retired military officer, was also killed in the incident.
The dead included four Air Force majors, a lieutenant colonel, two captains and a master sergeant.
Among the dead were Major Philip Ambard, 44, a language professor at the Air Force Academy; Major David Brodeur, 34, an F-16 pilot; Major Jeffrey Ausborn, 41, of the 99th Flying Training Squadron in Texas; and Major Raymond Estelle, 40, who served 20 years in the Air Force, according to the Stars and Stripes newspaper.
The other casualties were Lieutenant Colonel Frank Bryant, 37; Captain Nathan Nylander, 35; Captain Charles Ransom, 31; and Master Sergeant Tara Brown, 33.
The attack was the worst in years for the US military in Afghanistan and marked the highest number of foreign forces killed in a single incident since September, when nine coalition troops died in a helicopter crash.
Wednesday`s incident was unusual, as it occurred in a heavily secured area at the airport and involved senior Air Force officers who are not customarily in the line of fire. (*)