Almost everything you need about the course is on the AF portal page for the 45 AS at:
The course is divided between the simulator phase, currently under contract with Simuflite in Dallas, and the flying FTU at Keesler AFB.
The course is relatively fast paced, but not so much as UPT. It's much faster than Altus, lasting 6 weeks. Instructors and evaluators are big pretty big picture, and appear to genuinely care about getting the students qualified in the important aspects of flying the jet, and out the door. Phrases I'd use to describe the 45th while I was in Initial Qual were professional, avoided queep, focused, relaxed, good guys.
Rumors are that the FTU may begin including a tactics qual in the near future (info as of Jan 2010).
The only Form 8 is from KBIX, and there is no simulator evaluation of any kind, to include final comments on the KBIX form 8.
In Dallas, most used to stay in Homewood Suites, Grapevine. Now its mixed - Hilton Southlake, Emb Suites, and some others are good. Families tend to stay at the Great Wolf lodge, as they have an attached water park.
Biloxi of course has casino's which have some pretty good concerts.