Lgracia - PIR (pass in review) is the graduation date. I would recommend reading all the discussions on this group. They are very informative. If your SR is graduating on a different date than 03/02/12, you should look up that group so you can communicate with the other moms/wives and girlfriends.
Nope, I live about an hour from there so I have never stayed in this area before.It is a Marriott so I am sure it is good. I am staying at the Candlewood Suites. I started packing everything up yesterday. Very exciting!